New Insights into the Emplacement Dynamics of Volcanic Island Landslides

  title={New Insights into the Emplacement Dynamics of Volcanic Island Landslides},
  author={Sebastian F. L. Watt and Peter J. Talling and J E Hunt},
Volcanic islands form the highest topographic structures on Earth and are the sites of some of the planet's largest landslides. These landslides can rapidly mobilize hundreds of cubic kilometers of rock and sediment, and potentially generate destructive tsunamis on ocean-basin scales. The main unknown for tsunami hazard assessment is the way in which these landslides are emplaced. Understanding of landslide dynamics relies on interpretation of deposits from past events: it is necessary to… 

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