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4 September 2019

A global database of giant landslides on volcanic islands

A global database of giant landslides on volcanic islands In a paper just published in the journal Landslides, Blahůt et al. (2019) describe the compilation of a new global database of giant landslides on volcanic islands.  This database is hosted on the website of the Institute of Rock Structure & Mechanics. The authors note that “the records can be downloaded as a spreadsheet or as a kml file for interrogation …

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28 December 2018

Chaos Jumbles: a fine example of a large volcanic landslide

Chaos Jumbles: a fine example of a large volcanic landslide in California, caused by three successive dome collapse events

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15 June 2018

Kilauea volcano: large-scale slumping on the rim of Halema‘uma‘u crater

As a part of the ongoing eruption at Kilauea volcano in Hawaii large-scale slumping is occurring around the margins of Halema‘uma‘u crater. This is perhaps the finest example of non-rotational slumping that I have ever seen.

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16 October 2010

Round up of landslide stories and events for the last week

In weeks in which I have been too busy to post a great deal of material, I often provide a summary of interesting landslide events around the world.  This is the summary for the last week:1. A very strange landslide in Germany  Thanks once again to Peter Diehl, the prize for bizarre landslide event of the week goes to a very strange event at a former lignite mine  near Hoyerswerda, …

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10 September 2010

Ruapehu lahar information

One of the many highlights of the splendid IAEG Congress in Auckland this week was a talk by GNS geologist Chris Massey on the 18th March 2007 lahar at Mount Ruapehu on North Island.  The lahar occurred as a result of the failure of a tephra wall holding back the crater lake at the summit, and is shown by this NASA image: The potential for a lahar had been anticipated …

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22 March 2010

A new submarine landslide at NW Rota, near Guam

The NW Rota volcano is located in the Mariana Volcanic Arc, about 100 km north of Guam at a depth of about 520 below sea level. NSF currently funds an scientific expedition to this active volcano; a scientific cruise to this site is currently occurring. The team are running a blog of their experiences and findings – it is here. Yesterday they reported that in the time since their 2009 …

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8 November 2009

Reports of a very large landslide tragedy at San Vicente volcano in El Salvador caused by Hurricane Ida?

It is becoming clear that Hurricane Ida has wreaked havoc in El Salvador over the last 48 hours, with many landslides. Over 100 people are known to have been killed, with the toll expected to rise over the next few days as more remote areas resume contacts. Intriguingly, the El Salvador news site ElSalvador.com has a report on the disaster here. It reports: “Según los últimos reportes, en Verapaz, en …

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24 October 2008

Forced to flee

IRIN, the UN Office for the Coordination of Human Affairs, has produced a rather nice video about the impact of lahars (a landslide in comparatively young volcanic materials) in the Philippines. The landslide occurred during Typhoon Durian (known in the Philippines as typhoon Reming) in 2006. Wikipedia image of the track of typhoon Durian (Reming) in 2006. The orange dots indicate the locations at which the typhoon was at its …

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