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4 February 2022
On 16 October 1979 a landslide in fill at Nice airport triggered a massive submarine landslide and tsunami, which killed at least 8 people.
15 March 2021
Knappensee: a large landslide at an old open cast mining site in eastern Germany on 11 March 2020, which was captured on video, generated a 1.5 m high tsunami that damaged property on the far side of the lake
11 March 2021
The Tavernola landslide: in Italy there is concern that failure of a large rock slope could generate a substantial tsunami in Lago d’Iseo
16 October 2020
Harrison Lake: a nice paper in the journal Landslides (Hughes et al 2020) describes newly discovered, large, ancient landslide deposits in Canada. The two largest landslides would have been tsunamigenic.
15 May 2020
A team of scientists has identified a potentially massive (500 million cubic metre) rock slope failure above Barry Glacier in Alaska
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
24 September 2019
A paper (Williams et al. 2019) published in the journal Geology provides an analysis of the deadly 2018 Anak Krakatau flank collapse. Interestingly, the landslide was surprisingly small to have generated such a large tsunami.
29 May 2019
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
3 January 2019
Anak Krakatau: @planetlabs have captured excellent imagery, including a high resolution SkySat view, of the aftermath of the landslide
26 December 2018
Sentinel-1 imagery suggests that the landslide that triggered the tsunami on Anak Krakatau appears to have been a large-scale flank collapse. Unfortunately it is difficult to ascertain the current situation on the volcano