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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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20 May 2019

The Joffre Peak rock avalanches: new images

Good satellite and aerial imagery is now appearing showing the extent of the Joffre Peak rock avalanches in Canada last week

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17 May 2019

Another, probably even larger, rock avalanche on Joffre Peak

Yesterday a second, probably even larger, rock avalanche occurred on Joffre Peak in British Columbia in Canada, following the first event on Sunday.

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15 May 2019

Joffre Peak: a significant rock avalanche in Canada

On Monday morning at 07:41 am local time, a significant rock avalanche occurred at Joffre Peak in British Columbia in Canada

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9 May 2019

Rock avalanche mobility is controlled by the characteristics of material in the path of the flow

A new study in the journal Engineering Geology indicates that a key control on rock avalanche mobility is the characteristics of the material along the path

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30 April 2019

Bashkara Glacier: a major rock avalanche in the Caucasus last week

Satellite imagery shows that a major rock avalanche, with a runout length of about 2.7 km, occurred on the Bashkara Glacier in the Caucasus last week.

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18 February 2019

The giant Daguangbao landslide: superheated steam and hot carbon dioxide

The runout of the one cubic kilometre Daguangbao landslide was controlled by complex processes in a basal layer that may have been just 0.1 mm thick

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28 December 2018

Chaos Jumbles: a fine example of a large volcanic landslide

Chaos Jumbles: a fine example of a large volcanic landslide in California, caused by three successive dome collapse events

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