Sumner Road in New Zealand reopens after repair of earthquake damage
Geologic Hazards

Earthquake Ravaged Sumner Road Reopens in New Zealand

Sumner Road in Christchurch, New Zealand is a critical infrastructure link between Christchurch, the Port of Lyttleton, and the communities of Sumner and Lyttelton.  It was severely damaged in the 2010-2011 earthquakes that struck the […]



Geologic Hazards

Impact Test of Modular Rockfall Protection Wall

The magnitude 7.8 earthquake in Kaikoura New Zealand in 2016 caused over 50 landslides along State Highway 1, north and south of the Town.  The team of engineers tasked with reopening the corridor to road and rail traffic […]

Earthquake-induced landslide in Japan in April 2016
Geologic Hazards

New Research on Earthquake Induced Landslides

Some new research on the Newmark Displacement Method for earthquake-induced landslides indicates that the method may be on the unconservative side.  The Landslide Blog provides a short summary of the paper by  Li et al. (2018) that was recently […]