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17 March 2020
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
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 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 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
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
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
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.
3 January 2019
Anak Krakatau: @planetlabs have captured excellent imagery, including a high resolution SkySat view, of the aftermath of the landslide
29 December 2018
The ESA Sentinel 2 satellite today caught an image of the remains of Anak Krakatau. A huge landslide scar is visible, profoundly changing the island
28 December 2018
Chaos Jumbles: a fine example of a large volcanic landslide in California, caused by three successive dome collapse events