This blog provides a commentary on landslide events occurring worldwide, including the landslides themselves, latest research, and conferences and meetings. The blog is written on a personal basis by Dave Petley, who is the Wilson Professor of Hazard and Risk in the Department of Geography at Durham University in the United Kingdom.

This blog is a personal project that does not seek to represent Durham University.

Monday, 25 February 2013

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

James Reynolds is a video maker based in Hong Kong who specializes in collecting footage of extreme natural hazard events.  In the last few days he has been in Indonesia filming the ongoing volcanic event that is affecting Paluweh Volcano in Indonesia.  This volcano is currently undergoing a phase of lava dome growth, which over the last few weeks has also been accompanied by eruption events that have generated ash plumes,  As is usually the case, this is accompanied by regular seismic events.  During his visit to the volcano James caught this amazing footage of the lava dome being shaken by these seismic events, generating rockfalls across he whole of the mass. 


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