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.

Friday, 22 March 2013

A very important new paper - detecting large landslides using seismic data

ResearchBlogging.orgA paper was published today in the journal Science by Goran Ekstrom and Colin Stark in which they report on the use of the global seismic network to detect very large landslides in remote areas.  Unfortunately the paper (Ekstrom and Stark 2013) is behind a pay wall, so I cannot provide a link to the actual text.  Science have put out a press release about the work, and there are a couple of other news stories about it (here and here for example).  For those that have access to the article, some of the landslides that they describe will be familiar.  You will remember that last summer Colin provided data from his ongoing work with Goran that allowed us to unravel the mystery of the Seti River landslide in Nepal, and subsequently two rock avalanches in Alaska.

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