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 […]

New Zealand road damaged by fault rupture
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7.8 Magnitude Earthquake in New Zealand

Significant destruction has occurred in New Zealand as a result of a 7.8 magnitude earthquake near the town of Kaikoura, about 2 hours drive north of Christchurch. Video footage shows significant surface rupture causing damage […]


The next full-margin rupture of the Cascadia subduction zone will spell the worst natural disaster in the history of the continent.
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The Earthquake That Will Devastate Seattle

This is a fantastic article by Kathryn Schulz for New Yorker Magazine on the seismic and tsunami hazards associated with the Cascadia Subduction Zone in the Pacific Northwest. Ms. Schulz paints a very vivid picture […]