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17 November 2014

Markagunt: A truly gigantic gravity landslide (2000 cubic kilometres!)

A new paper in Geology describes for the first time the Markagunt gravity slide – a c.2000 square kilometre landslide deposit in Utah, USA that occurred about 22 million years ago.

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24 July 2014

Askja: a very large volcanic landslide in Iceland

This week a very large landslide occurred on the flanks of the Askja stratovolcano in Iceland. Initial estimates are that is over 25 million cubic metres. and that it generated tsunami waves in the lake at the toe that were over 50 m high.

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7 April 2013

Future trends in natural hazard losses – the Powerpoint file from my Geographical Association 2013 conference talk

A talk from the Geographical Association annual conference on future losses from natural hazards, focusing on storms, floods, earthquakes and volcanoes

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25 February 2013

Rockfalls shaking a volcanic lava dome apart (including a dramatic video)

James Reynolds has collected a remarkable video of rockfall activity on Paluweh volcano in Indonesia as seismic events shake the lava dome

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2 November 2012

Landslides in Art Part 16 – Dan Holdsworth Part 1

The latest installment of the landslides in art series, featuring the work of photographer Dan Holdsworth

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15 June 2012

Halema’uma’u volcanic vent rockfall video

A neat video of the collapse of the west rim of the Halema’uma’u volcanic vent

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4 October 2011

Geological evidence for a large landslide in Tenerife

A brief review of a new paper that describes a newly discovered catastrophic landslide deposit in Tenerife.

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5 January 2011

Google Ngrams – the use of the word “landslide”

Google now has about a million books online dating from 1500 to 2008.  An interesting tool that they have provided, and which is great fun with which to play, is the NGram viewer, which allows the user to search for, and graph, the occurrence of specific words through time in these texts. Note that the data are presented as the use of the word as a percentage of the total words in the …

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5 November 2010

Hurricane Tomas, Mount Merapi and landslides in Costa Rica

With three substantial natural hazard events occurring simultaneously, I thought I would post a round-up of those rapidly-evolving events: 1. Hurricane Tomas As feared, Hurricane Tomas is now bringing heavy rainfall to Haiti.  The path of the storm has been somewhat erratic, as the Tropical Storm Risk track map shows.  However, the storm is now tracking in  a generally north-northwesterly direction, and is likely to pass just to the west of …

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27 October 2010

The Mantawai islands tsunami and the eruption of Mount Merapi in Indonesia

Indonesia is today trying to deal simultaneously with two substantial natural hazards of a rather different nature.  The earthquake on Monday 25th October triggered a localised tsunami in the Mentawai islands, close to the epicentre, the Reuters Alertnet reports killed 108 people and has left a further 502 people missing.  The data on the earthquake available on the USGS website suggest that this was a Mw=7.7 event at a depth of …

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