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16 March 2020

An analysis of the Piz Cengalo landslide

A new open access paper (Mergili et al. 2020), analyses the deadly 2017 Piz Cengalo rock avalanche and debris flow in Switzerland, which killed eight people

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24 February 2020

The giant Kandersteg rock avalanche in the Bernese Alps in Switzerland

The Kandersteg rock avalanche is a 1.2 cubic kilometre rockslide that occurred in Switzerland about 3,200 years ago, according to new research

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6 February 2020

The Cerro Caquilluco–Cerrillos Negros rock avalanches in Peru

The Cerrillos Negros rock avalanche, one of a number in of such events in S. Peru, had a volume of 10 cubic kilometres and traveled for about 43 km

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5 December 2019

The Blackhawk rock avalanche – insights from imagery

Regular correspondent funkenbeachin has used ESA Sentinel multispectral satellite data to facilitate analysis of the Blackhawk rock avalanche

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5 November 2019

The Tagarma rock avalanche in the Pamir-western Himalayan syntaxis of the Tibetan Plateau

The 5 km long ancient, earthquake triggered (?) Tagarma rock avalanche in the Pamir-western Himalayan syntaxis of the Tibetan Plateau

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29 October 2019

Landslide movement mechanisms: evidence from longitudinal ridges on Mars

Longitudinal ridges: a new study (Magnarini et al. 2019) of a massive landslide on Mars provides insights into the movement mechanisms of rock avalanches

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17 September 2019

Landslides and air blasts

A new analysis of the air blast generated by the 2008 Wenjia rock avalanche suggests that it generated the windspeeds of a Force 12 hurricane, and that the impacts extended far beyond the margins of the landslide

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12 June 2019

The 2017 Nayong rock avalanche: an analysis using drone and seismic data

An analysis by Zhu et al (2019) of the dynamics of the 2017 Nayong rock avalanche in China, using a combination of seismic data and drone imagery

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30 May 2019

High resolution Planet Labs SkySat image of the Joffre Peak landslides

A high resolution Planet Labs SkySat image of the Joffre Peak landslides has been captured, shedding light on the velocity of the flows.

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21 May 2019

Joffre Peak: precursory movements and the role of temperature

The first Joffre Peak landslide was probably associated with high Spring temperatures, but the slope also showed signs of distress before the collapse.

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