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5 August 2016
In a paper published in Science today, Wu et al (2016) report on the Jishi Gorge landslide in China, which may have been responsible for the creation of the Xia Dynasty as a result of a catastrophic flood on the Yellow River that occurred when it breached.
17 June 2016
In a paper just published in the journal landslides, Haque et al (2016) present data on fatal landslides in Europe between 1995 and 2014
4 November 2015
In a new paper, we examine the distribution of landslides from two earthquakes in New Zealand to see if hillslope preconditioning – the idea that the legacy of one trigger event can influence slope behaviour ins subsequent event – occurred. The results suggest that this might have been a factor in the area affected by both earthquakes,
24 August 2015
In my latest paper, written with Sergio Sepulveda, Regional trends and controlling factors of fatal landslides in Latin America and the Caribbean, we look at ten years of human losses from landslides across this key area of the world.
13 April 2015
An important new paper by Royan et al (2015) has used terrestrial LiDAR to examine progressive failure of a rockslope in Spain.
19 December 2014
In my latest paper, just published in the journal Landslides, my co-authors and I examine monitoring data for the Ventnor landslide in southern England
17 December 2014
In our latest paper, just published, we have mapped and analysed landslides triggered by the 2010 earthquake in the Sierra Cucapah range in Mexico
11 November 2014
A recent paper in Engineering Geology discusses the mechanisms of the Donghekou landslide in China, which killed over 700 people. A strange aspect of the landslide was the formation of fumeroles on the landslide deposit; these are believed to have been the result of oxidation of shales exposed by the landslide
16 April 2014
In a new paper, Hughes et al. (2014) have shown that there is a the remains of a large rock avalanche at Arroumd in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco. Dating suggests that this might have been triggered by an earrthquake on a nearby fault about 4500 years ago.
2 January 2014
A personal review of the five most important landslides of 2013, including Kedarnath (India), Bingham Canyon (USA), Gyama (Tibet), La Pintada (Mexico) and Izu-Oshima (Japan)