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20 May 2022
The Mount Popa debris avalanche
About 8,000 years ago a massive landslide occurred on the flank of Mount Popa in Myanmar. The landslide, which had a volume of about 1.3 cubic kilometres, travelled about 11 km from the crater of the volcano.
29 March 2022
Mount Talakmau: landslides from the 25 February 2022 Sumatra Earthquake
An earthquake on 25 February 2022 triggered multiple landslides on the flanks of Mount Talakmau in west Sumatra, Indonesia.
2 November 2020
Nejapa: a deadly channelised flow in El Salvador
Nejapa: a deadly channelised flow in El Salvador on 29 October 2020 killed ten people and displaced 60 families
17 March 2020
The catastrophic lahars from Mount Kelud in 1919
In 1919 a devastating eruption of Mount Kelud in Indonesia triggered massive lahars that killed 5,160 people on the flanks of the volcano
2 October 2019
Precursors to the Anak Krakatau flank collapse
A splendid new paper (Walter et al 2019) provides detailed analysis of the precursory behaviour leading up to the Anak Krakatau flank collapse in December 2018
24 September 2019
A new analysis of the deadly Anak Krakatau flank collapse
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.
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 …
8 August 2019
The South Tahoma Glacier/Tahoma Creek Outburst Flood & Debris Flow on 5th August 2019
Mount Rainer debris flow:- On Monday 5th August 2019, an outburst flood and debris flow occurred in four major pulses at Mount Rainier National Park.
1 July 2019
Iliamna Volcano landslide: a new image from the Alaska Volcano Observatory
The Alaska Volcano Observatory have released a new, high quality, three dimensional rendering of the Iliamna Volcano landslide on 20th June 2019
19 February 2019
New on EarthArXiv: a first analysis of the flank failure of the Anak Krakatau volcano
A paper has recently been posted to EarthArXiv providing an analysis of the flank failure of Anak Krakatau on 22 Dec 2018, which generated a tsunami that killed 431 people.