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25 February 2019

The Baige landslide, Tibet: analysing seismic data to determine mass movement behaviour

The valley-blocking Baige landslide, Tibet in October 2018: an interesting analysis of seismic data to determine rockslide behaviour

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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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7 November 2018

Mannen rockslide: The postman always rings twice; two post-glacial stability crises with multiple catastrophic rock-slope failures – is there more to come?

Recent research shows that the problematic Mannen rockslide in Norway has shown two previous phases of extensive activity. Guest post by Paula Hilger of NGU

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30 October 2018

Planet Labs imagery of the 11th October 2018 Jomda County rockslide in Tibet

A kind reader has successfully found the valley-blocking 11th October 2018 Jomda County rockslide in Tibet, allowing us to view it using Planet Labs images

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23 April 2018

The Sucun rockslide in Lishui, China in 2016

In September 2016 the Sucun rockslide killed 27 people in Zhejiang Province, China. This landslide has now been analysed in a paper published in Landslides by Ouyang et al (2018)

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20 April 2018

Further information about the Castell de Mur landslide in Spain

More information is now available about the Castell de Mur landslide in Spain on 16th April, including drone images, before and after photographs and the seismic traces

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18 April 2018

Castell de Mur: a major, fatal rockslide in Spain on Monday

On Monday a 20,000 cubic metre rockslide at Castell de Mur in Catalonia, Spain killed two people. The rockslide occurred at the site of a village destroyed by landslides 70 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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4 January 2018

The Karrat Fjord rock avalanche: a new paper examining the 3D geometry

In a paper just published in the journal Landslides, Gauthier et al. 2017 use a 3D reconstruction to estimate that the tsunamigenic June 2017 Karrat Fjord rock avalanche in Greenland had a volume of 58 million cubic metres.

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2 October 2017

Karnali Highway in Nepal: the danger of collecting landslide videos (viewer beware)

A new video on Youtube, which shows a rockslide on the Karnali Highway in Nepal, provides a brutal illustration of the dangers of filming landslides

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