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18 November 2019

90 years after the 1929 Grand Banks earthquake: the hazards of submarine landslides on the western North Atlantic passive margin

On the 90th anniversary of the 1929 Grand Banks earthquake and tsunami, a new study suggests that tsunamigenic submarine landslides may be more common than we thought

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29 May 2019

The Baiyun–Liwan submarine slide: an ancient giant landslide in the South China Sea

In a new paper, Zhu et al. (2019) report the discovery of the giant Baiyun–Liwan submarine slide, which covers an area of c.40,000 sq km in the South China Sea

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8 February 2019

Submarine landslides can creep too – my latest paper

Submarine landslides can creep too: we have just published a paper (Carey et al. 2019) in the journal Geomorphology exploring the mechanisms of movement of the Tuaheni landslide offshore from New Zealand

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13 February 2018

Diatom ooze: the weak link in submarine landslides?

A new paper in the journal Geology (Urlaub et al. 2018) proposes that the key factor that allows giant submarine landslides maybe the combination of compressible diatom ooze and a capping layer of low permeability clay

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6 February 2018

The first submarine sackungen: a new paper

A paper just published in Geo-Marine Letters, Conway and Barrie 2018 – describes a new landslide type – the submarine sackungen – observed in the flanks of Douglas Channel in British Columbia

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27 February 2017

NIWA maps huge submarine landslides triggered by the Kaikoura earthquakes

In New Zealand, two research cruises by NIWA have mapped massive submarine landslides triggered by the Kaikoura earthquakes

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29 September 2015

The Inskip sinkhole in Australia – undoubtedly a landslide

On Saturday a section of beach dramatically collapsed in Queensland, Australia to form the Inskip Sinkhole. It is now clear that this was actually a submarine landslide.

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12 May 2015

Sorkjosen (Sørkjosen) in Norway – an unusual underwater landslide

Early on Sunday morning an interesting underwater landslide occurred in the town of Sorkjosen (Sørkjosen) in Norway, closing the only highway linking northern Norway with the remainder of the country

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9 February 2015

Simulating submarine landslides

Joris Eggenhuisen has published a fascinating video on Youtube showing a simulation of submarine landslides using the Eurotank Flume at Utrecht University

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17 December 2013

The 500 cubic kilometre landslide that we all missed – triggered by the Tohoku earthquake

A NERC press release today suggests that the tsunami triggered by the 2011 Tohoku earthquake was exacerbated by a 500 cubic kilometre submarine landslide

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