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27 October 2022
Yucaipa: a remarkable debris flow video from the San Bernardino Mountains in California. The flows were triggered by heavy rainfall in the El Dorado fire scar on 12 September 2022
12 October 2022
Las Tejerías: Planet Labs images have captured the aftermath of the landslide, which came down the channel from the north.
5 August 2022
The 27 July 2022 Imamzadeh Dawood mudflow disaster in the mountains near Tehran is one of a number of recent landslides in Iran.
21 July 2022
Last week, heavy rainfall triggered mudflows, captured on video, from the scar of the Pipeline Fire in Arizona
8 February 2022
New Planet Labs satellite imagery allows a better understanding of the deadly 31 January 2022 mudflow in the La Gasca suburb of Quito, Ecuador
2 February 2022
The disastrous 31 January 2022 mudflow in the La Gasca suburb of Quito, Ecuador, which killed at least 24 people,
5 July 2021
The Atami mudslides in Japan Over the weekend there was considerable attention paid to the remarkable videos of the mudflows in Atami, Japan. This one in particular gained traction:- [embed_video width=”800″ height=”600″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDOn46equP8[/embed_video] . But there are several others, which are helpfully combined into a compilation here: [embed_video width=”800″ height=”600″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlPxFVDpW6Q[/embed_video] . I particularly draw your attention to the excerpt that begins at 8 minutes 16 seconds into the second video (the …
1 February 2021
Rat Creek: a large post wildfire washout has been generated on State Highway 1 in the Big Sur in California
7 July 2020
On 2 July 2020 a large and interesting mudflow occurred at Günebakan in the Erzincan area of eastern Turkey. The dynamics were captured on video.
28 February 2020
The Salkantay landslide was a wedge failure in the near-vertical rock mass. The mass fragmented on impact to form a rock/ice avalanche that transitioned to a mudflow.
19 July 2019
Today I stumbled across a dramatic debris flow video, shot in Grugnay in Chamoson, Switzerland in August 2018, which illustrates the mobility of such events
5 December 2018
Malibu – Planet Labs have captured remarkable before and after SkySat images of the first round of mudflows following the recent wildfires
9 November 2017
Corinto in Colombia: first satellite images of the mudflow that has killed 4 and left 18 people missing
Corinto in Colombia: first satellite images from Planet Labs of the mudflow that has killed 4 and left 18 people missing on Tuesday
19 July 2017
On Sunday a mudflow swept through the Cold Springs Swimming Hole in Arizona. Ten people swimming at the popular site were washed away and killed.
9 July 2017
The Willow Creek landslide is a large-valley blocking earth and mud flow that was discovered last week in the Wyoming Range in the USA
30 May 2017
On 28th May 2017 an extremely large mudflow in northern Tajikistan was captured on video and placed online by Radio Free Europe.
30 January 2017
Dramatic footage has emerged of a mudflow on the Panamerican Sur highway in Arequipa in Peru that caused three people to lose their lives