Thread: June 17, 2017 Nuugaatsiaq Greenland landslide and tsunami, special event page

Started: 2017-06-23 18:15:54
Last activity: 2017-06-23 18:15:54
Dear colleagues,

On Saturday evening on the 17th of June, 2017, a large landslide occurred in NW Greenland, around 20km from the small fishing village of Nuugaatsiaq. Shortly afterwards, waves inundated much of the village, producing widespread destruction - 11 houses were swept out to sea, and 4 people are missing; in total 200 people have been evacuated from 3 villages in the region. The slide generated seismic energy visible across the globe, and lit up all stations from the GLISN seismic network, built through an international effort over the last decade with significant funding from the US National Science Foundation, Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, Swiss Science Foundation, and eight other international partners.

Seismic data, including those recorded only 20 km from the landslide source, have provided important early constraints on the slide event. Please consider contributing your results to the special-event page linked below and hosted by IRIS. Additional contributions can be emailed to special-events<at>

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IRIS DMC Data Products Team

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