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29 March 2022

Mount Talakmau: landslides from the 25 February 2022 Sumatra Earthquake

An earthquake on 25 February 2022 triggered multiple landslides on the flanks of Mount Talakmau in west Sumatra, Indonesia.

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18 February 2022

Planet satellite image of the urban landslides in the Alto da Serra area of Petrópolis, Brazil

Planet has captured high resolution satellite images of the multiple urban landslides in the Alto da Serra area of Petrópolis, Brazil.

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8 February 2022

Planet Labs imagery of the 31 January 2022 mudflow in the La Gasca suburb of Quito

New Planet Labs satellite imagery allows a better understanding of the deadly 31 January 2022 mudflow in the La Gasca suburb of Quito, Ecuador

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23 November 2021

Large landslides at Beach Loop near Whareongaonga in New Zealand

Heavy rainfall earlier this month triggered three large landslides on the coast in the Beach Loop area about 30 km from Gisborne in New Zealand.

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19 November 2021

The 29 October 2021 Kameng River rock and ice avalanche in India

Images from Planet indicate that the 29 October 2021 Kameng Valley event was a probably a rock and ice avalanche that originated on a steep slope high in the mountains.

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1 November 2021

A large landslide or glacial lake outburst in the headwaters of the Kameng River in Northern India?

The Discovering Arunachal blog reports that the Kameng River in N. India suffered a major sediment event on 29 October. The cause is unclear, but Planet Labs images confirm that a major erosion and deposition event occurred.

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14 October 2021

Large rock slope failures on the Southern Patagonian Icefield

Loyal reader Hernán De Angelis has very kindly highlighted two very interesting large rock slope failures on the Southern Patagonian Icefield (SPI) at Glacier Amalia.

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3 September 2021

Landslides from the 14 August 2021 earthquake in Haiti

Landslides triggered by the 14 August 2021 earthquake in Haiti

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2 August 2021

Melamchi – satellite images and helicopter videos start to explain the catastrophic floods in Nepal

Melamchi – satellite images and helicopter videos start to explain the catastrophic floods in Nepal in June 2021

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23 July 2021

Benbrack: another peat landslide in Ireland

Benbrack: a large peat landslide in West Cavan in the Republic of Ireland, triggered by heavy rainfall on 4 July 2021

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8 July 2021

Sullorsuaq, Greenland: a large landslide on 15 June 2021

On 15 June 2021 a large landslide occurred on the margin of the Sullorsuaq Strait in a remote are of western Greenland.

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2 July 2021

The cause of the Melamchi disaster in Nepal

Satellite images collected by Planet Labs appear to confirm that a landslide dam was the cause of the 14 June 2021 Melamchi disaster in Nepal

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28 June 2021

Kara-Keche: the September 2020 landslide in Kyrgyzstan

Kara-Keche: on 14 September 2020 a spectacular landslide was caught on video in a coal mining area of Kyrgyzstan

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4 June 2021

The 31 May 2021 landslide at the Bingham Canyon mine

On 31 May 2021 a landslide occurred at the Bingham Canyon mine in Utah, USA. This failure was successfully anticipated through the application of geotechnical monitoring

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29 March 2021

Yarlung Tsangpo: another giant, high mountain landslide on 22 March 2021

Another giant, high mountain landslide occurred on 22 March 2021, this time close to the Yarlung Tsangpo in Tibet. The estimated mass is around 100 million tonnes.

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26 March 2021

Raoul Island: landslides from the 5 March 2021 M8.1 earthquake

Raoul Island: Under the auspices of @geonet, researchers from @gnsscience have mapped >300 landslides triggered by the 5 March 2021 M=8.1 earthquake

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22 February 2021

The valley blocking landslide at Rishi Ganga created by the Chamoli landslide

High resolution Planet Labs images of the valley blocking landslide at Rishi Ganga, created by the Chamoli landslide

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15 February 2021

New perspectives on the Chamoli debris flow disaster

New perspectives on the Chamoli debris flow disaster in Uttarakhand provided by the high resolution Planet Labs imagery

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11 February 2021

High resolution Planet Labs imagery of the Chamoli landslide in Uttarakhand

High resolution Planet Labs SkySat imagery of the source of the Chamoli landslide in Uttarakhand in India on Sunday

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5 February 2021

Planet Labs high resolution satellite image of the Rat Creek Washout

A Planet Labs high resolution satellite image of the Rat Creek Washout in the Big Sur, in California, showing the burnt areas in the catchment

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