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5 February 2021

Planet Labs high resolution satellite image of the Rat Creek Washout

A Planet Labs high resolution satellite image of the Rat Creek Washout in the Big Sur, in California, showing the burnt areas in the catchment

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1 February 2021

Rat Creek: a large washout generated by an atmospheric river in California

Rat Creek: a large post wildfire washout has been generated on State Highway 1 in the Big Sur in California

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15 January 2021

The US National Landslide Preparedness Act

The US National Landslide Preparedness Act was passed this week, requiring that the USGS develops a national strategy for landslide hazards. Meanwhile the search continues for a motorist killed in a debris flow in Oregon

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14 December 2020

The Eureka Valley Landslide in Death Valley National Park

The Eureka Valley Landslide in Death Valley National Park: a new paper (Shaller et al. 2020) on a beautifully-preserved, ancient, long runout failure.

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8 December 2020

Landslide potential this winter? Satellite images of the wildfire areas of western USA

Landslide potential this winter? A new video compilation of satellite images of the wildfire areas of western USA

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4 December 2020

Haines, Alaska: a major landslide leaves people missing

On Wednesday 2 December 2020 a major landslide destroyed four houses in Haines, Alaska. Two residents of the slope are missing.

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12 October 2020

Landslide sessions at the AGU Fall Meeting in December 2020

As the virtual AGU Fall Meeting 2020 starts to approach, I thought I would pull together a list of the main landslide sessions

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8 October 2020

Post wildfire mudslide potential in the Pacific West of the United States

A satellite image showing post wildfire mudslide potential in the Pacific West of the United States in winter 2020 – 2021

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11 August 2020

Landslides after wildfires

A new study (Rengers et al 2020) published open access in the journal Landslides examines failures in areas affected by recent wildfires in California.

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27 May 2020

The aftermath of the Sanford dam failure in Michigan

Planet Labs have now captured high resolution imagery of the aftermath of the failure of Sandford dam in Michigan last week

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