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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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26 December 2018

The Anak Krakatau landslide and tsunami

Sentinel-1 imagery suggests that the landslide that triggered the tsunami on Anak Krakatau appears to have been a large-scale flank collapse. Unfortunately it is difficult to ascertain the current situation on the volcano

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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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9 October 2017

Lahars: an analysis of their role in losses from volcanic eruptions

A new paper from the University of Bristol (Brown et al. 2017) demonstrates the role that lahars play in causing loss of life in volcanic events

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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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4 July 2017

La Palma – initial images of the “mega-landslide”

Over the weekend I was lucky enough to visit the island of La Palma. I have posted some initial images of the site of the Cumbre Vieja “mega-landslide

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21 February 2017

Mega-landslides as a vehicle for colonisation of distant islands

In a paper just published in the Journal of Biogeography, the authors propose that landslides play a key role in the transport of species between islands

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10 October 2016

Meru Volcano, Tanzania: the largest known continental debris avalanche

A new paper in the journal Landslides describes a 20 cubic kilometre landslide that occurred on Meru Volcano in Tanzania about 9000 years ago

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20 September 2016

A science story that just won’t die: the Canary Island Megatsunami scare rears its head once more

Like a zombie that refuses to die, the Canary Islands megatsunami scare story has once again re-emerged to the normal hysterical headlines

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22 August 2015

Mount Rainier debris flows, 13th August 2015

On 13th August a series of debris flows occurred on the flanks of Mount Rainier in Washington State, USA. These glacier collapse events were captured on video, photographs & seismic instruments

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