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19 October 2018

Landslide tsunamis from the Sulawesi earthquake

A new video has appeared on Youtube showing the multiple landslide tsunamis generated by the Sulawesi earthquake in Indonesia.

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12 February 2018

Juneau: a very large rockslope failure in Alaska in December 2016

A large rockslope failure occurred at Cowee Creek near to Juneau in Alaska in December 2016, inducing a 9 m high, 90 m wide displacement wave that travelled at least 13 km down the valley

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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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13 December 2017

Submarine landslides during the growth of volcanic islands

In a new paper, Hunt and Jarvis (2017) demonstrate that multiple large submarine landslides have occurred close to the Canary Islands in the last 7 million years.

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8 August 2017

Updates from the Karrat Fjord landslide in Greenland

Various analyses have now been posted about the the tsunamigenic the Karrat Fjord landslide in Greenland, which killed four people

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14 July 2017

Understanding the La Palma mega-landslide hypothesis: part 2

Understanding the La Palma mega-landslide hypothesis part 2: the size of the landslide and the scale of the potential tsunami

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12 July 2017

Understanding the La Palma mega-landslide hypothesis: part 1

This is the first of a number of posts exploring the La Palma mega-landslide and tsunami hypothesis. This post explores the main structural features.

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21 June 2017

Much more detail about the Greenland landslide and tsunami, including images and video

In the last 24 hours new images and video have emerged showing the Greenland landslide and the terrifying tsunami that it triggered.

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20 June 2017

Nuugaatsiaq tsunami: details emerge of the landslide

Details and some video are now available about the landslide that triggered the Nuugaatsiaq tsunami in Greenland on Saturday night

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19 June 2017

Nuugaatsiaq: A large landslide-induced tsunami on Saturday night?

Late on Saturday, a substantial tsunami struck the village of Nuugaatsiaq in Greenland. The most likely cause would appear to be a very large landslide

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