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Ice shapes the landslide landscape on Mars

How good is your Martian geography? Does Valles Marineris ring a bell? This area is known for having landslides that are among the largest...

Changing climate to bring more landslides on logged land

Washington State University researchers say landslides on logged forests will be more widespread as the Northwest climate changes. In a study modelled on clear-cut lands...

Can satellites be used as an early warning system for landslides?

Researchers are working hard to use satellite data to accurately map the movement of the earth before a landslide in a bid to develop...

Distant earthquakes can cause underwater landslides

New research finds large earthquakes can trigger underwater landslides thousands of miles away, weeks or months after the quake occurs. Researchers analyzing data from ocean...

A Landslide-Induced Tsunami Hit Nuugaatsiaq, Greenland

“June 17, 2017” Over the weekend, a M=4.1 earthquake on Greenland’s western coast caused a massive landslide, triggering a tsunami that inundated small settlements...

Earthquake in Greenland triggers fatal landslide-induced tsunami

"June 17, 2017" Over the weekend, a M=4.1 earthquake on Greenland’s western coast caused a massive landslide, triggering a tsunami that inundated small settlements...

Engineers shine light on deadly landslide

Late in the morning of March 22, 2014, a huge chunk of land cut loose and roared down a hillside in the Stillaguamish River...

Hard rocks from Himalaya raise flood risk for millions

Scientists have shown how earthquakes and storms in the Himalaya can increase the impact of deadly floods in one of Earth's most densely populated...

Why is South America being hit by deadly landslides?

It starts with torrential rain in the mountains. Then a wall of mud and boulders comes barreling down the slopes, sweeping away houses, cars...

Largest undersea landslide revealed on the Great Barrier Reef

James Cook University scientists have helped discover the remnants of a massive undersea landslide on the Great Barrier Reef, approximately 30 times the volume...

Study Models Tsunami Risk for Florida and Cuba

While the Caribbean is not thought to be at risk for tsunamis, a new study by researchers at the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel...

Researchers map New Zealand landslides with satellites, drones, helicopters, hiking boots

A University of Michigan-led team of geologists and engineers is mapping surface ruptures and some of the tens of thousands of landslides triggered by...

Sucun Village landslide in China

At least 27 people are missing after a massive landslide, triggered by heavy rains brought by Typhoon Megi, hit a village in east China’s...

Climate change to have ‘little effect’ on common landslides

New study suggests the frequency of landslides in storm-affected areas will not increase as a result of climate change The frequency of common landslides is...

Quest to find the ‘missing physics’ at play in landslides

During the 1990s, Charles S. Campbell, now a professor in the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Southern California, began...

Massive landslide detected in Glacier Bay’s fragile mountains

A 4,000-foot-high mountainside collapsed in Glacier Bay National Park this week in a massive landslide that spread debris for miles across the glacier below....

Slowing of landslide flows reflects California’s drying climate

Merged data from on-the-ground measurements, aerial photography, satellite imagery and satellite-radar imaging have unveiled an unexpected geological consequence of northern California's ongoing drought. Initially, University...

How a huge landslide shaped Zion National Park

A Utah mountainside collapsed 4,800 years ago in a gargantuan landslide known as a "rock avalanche," creating the flat floor of what is now...

New landslide research could save lives

UEA research into the hazard risks of landslides could help save lives thanks to a new digital resource which launches today. ThinkHazard! is a free...

New model makes landslides and slope failures easier to predict

The threat of slope instability will be easier to predict in future. Scientists working on an Austrian Science Fund project have succeeded in developing...

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