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6 April 2017
An article published in 2014 on a local news site made a chilling prediction of the Mocoa landslide in Colombia last weekend, which killed over 600 people
5 April 2017
Mocoa debris flow: analyses of the event The loss of life from the Mocoa debris flow is now known to have exceeded 290 people, of whom 144 are reported to be children, whilst the search continues for those who are missing. NASA Earth has now published an analysis of the rainfall event that triggered the landslide, noting that: IMERG data were used to estimate the amount of rain that fell …
4 April 2017
Mocoa: the cause of the tragic debris flow in Colombia The tragic debris flow at Mocoa in Colombia at the weekend has garnered considerable media attention internationally. As of today, the total number of people who are known to have died is 273, many of them children with varying reports of the number missing. Recovery operations continue on the site, and Colombia has mobilised large-scale resources to provide assistance. There …
27 March 2017
On 26th March a very large landslide occurred at Nichke-Sai in Uzgen, Kyrgyzstan, killing six people. Images suggest this may have been a loess landslide.
24 March 2017
In a paper just published, Clayton et al. (2017) describe the Mitchell Creek landslide, a very large rockslide in Canada triggered by glacial debuttressing
21 March 2017
The Longdendale dams in the Pennines of northern England were constructed in Victorian times in an area of large, ancient landslides. Unsurprisingly, considerable problems were encountered during construction.
20 March 2017
In a paper just published in Landslides, Alcántara-Ayala et al. (2017) link the La Pintada landslide in Mexico to ancient rock carvings found in the area
17 March 2017
On Saturday 11th March a landslide at the Koshe garbage dump in Addis Ababa killed at least 115 people, most of them women and children
8 March 2017
In Romania, extensive landsliding has developed on the edge of the A1 motorway at Bucium Hill in the Transylvanian Mountains
7 March 2017
The rapid drawdown of the water level in the Feather River when the Oroville Dam flow was stopped last week induced multiple riverbank failures downstream
6 March 2017
At Righa in Baglung District in Nepal, a valley-blocking landslide over the weekend was apparently triggered by road construction for a hydropower project
26 February 2017
On Friday an enormous landslide occurred in mine waste from the Kakanj coal mine in Bosnia, causing the evacuation of over 150 people.
24 February 2017
In Italy, a landslide at Ponzano di Civitella del Tronto is moving at a rate of about one metre per day, destroying the houses of about 120 people
22 February 2017
In 2013 the catastrophic Sanxicun landslide in Sichuan Province in China killed 166 people. A new paper suggests that it reached a peak velocity of 170 km/h
8 February 2017
In the last few days further substantial movement has occurred on the Eaglepointe landslide in North Salt Lake, Utah in response to rainfall
6 February 2017
On Saturday the landslide induced collapse of a large retaining wall at Bova Marina in Italy was captured on video and posted to Youtube
2 February 2017
News reports suggest that after a landslide in the Hollywood Hills area of Los Angeles, a new house belonging to Demi Lovato has been red tagged
22 January 2017
On Friday night a major rockslope failure in Nanzhang County, Hubei, China crushed a hotel, killing 12 people and injuring three more.
21 January 2017
On 16th December 2016, a major landslide destroyed the penstock and associated infrastructure at the Xekaman 3 hydroelectric power plant site in Laos
12 January 2017
In the last few days heavy rainfall has triggered a number of major landslides that have affected the towns of Volcan and Tumbaya in Argentina