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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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14 December 2018

The Nyixoi Chongco rock avalanche in Tibet

The Nyixoi Chongco rock avalanche; a spectacular, very large ancient landslide in a tectonically active area of the Tibetan Plateau

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26 July 2018

Detail on the Fagraskógarfjall landslide from the Icelandic Met Office

Two articles on Icelandic Met Office website provide detail on the Fagraskógarfjall landslide. The slide, which was detected by the seismic network, had a source volume of about 7 million cubic metres and showed quite a high level of mobility

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19 June 2018

Mars: a landslide triggered by a small meteoroid impact

The University of Arizona has released HiRISE imagery from Mars showing a 1 km long landslide triggered by a meteoroid impact about ten years ago

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2 February 2018

Landslides in the Maipo Valley, Chile

As part of our Newton Fund project, I spent a few days in January looking at the giant landslides of the Maipo Valley in Chile. These are some of my photos of these amazing rockslides and rock avalanches

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23 December 2017

Villa Santa Lucia rock avalanche – images of the source zone

Images of the Villa Santa Lucia rock avalanche, inclduing prefailure views of the source and post failure views of the track, are now online

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