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14 July 2022

San Antonio de Prado: a high mobility landslide in Colombia

On Wednesday 13 July 2022 a major landslide occurred at San Antonio de Prado in Medellin, Colombia, killing at least two people

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7 July 2022

The role of climate change in the May 2022 landslides in Pernambuco, Brazil

A new attribution study indicates that climate change is likely to have been a factor in the Pernambuco landslides in Brazil

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8 June 2022

San Carlos de Bariloche: a deadly slope failure in Argentina

On Monday 6 June 2022 a slope failure struck a hotel located close to San Carlos de Bariloche in Argentina, killing at least one person

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31 May 2022

Images of the deadly landslides in Recife, Brazil

Over the last few days heavy rainfall has triggered a wave of deadly landslides in the Recife area of Brazil

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7 April 2022

The long term history of fatal landslides in Colombia

In a paper just published in the journal Landslides (Garcia-Delgado, Petley et al. 2022), we have examined the history of fatal landslides in Colombia. The results are quite surprising.

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4 April 2022

Praia de Itaguaçu: one of a series of destructive landslides in Brazil

Praia de Itaguaçu: one of a series of destructive landslides in Brazil On Saturday 2 April 2022 a series of landslides were triggered by heavy rainfall in the state of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.  In total 16 people are known to have died, the majority of whom lost their lives in landslides. The picture is a little confused at the moment, but reports include a mudslide in the town …

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16 March 2022

Retamas: a fatal landslide caught on video in Peru

On 15 March 2022 a large landslide occurred at Retamas in La Libertad in Peru. The landslide, which has left 6 missing, was captured on video.

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21 February 2022

Landslide risk in the Brazilian city of Petrópolis

The tragic landslides last week in the Brazilian city of Petrópolis were the result of increasing risk caused by poor slope management

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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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17 February 2022

The very large urban landslide at Morro da Oficina in Petrópolis

A large urban landslide at Morro da Oficina, triggered by heavy rainfall in Petrópolis, Brazil, inundated at least 80 houses.

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16 February 2022

Petrópolis: heavy rainfall causes landslides and floods

Rainfall intensities of over 100 mm per hour have triggered extensive landslides in the city of Petrópolis in Brazil. Two dramatic videos have been posted online showing the landslides.

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9 February 2022

Dosquebradas: at least 14 killed in a landslide in Colombia

Heavy rainfall triggered a large landslide in the town of Dosquebradas in Colombia yesterday, killing at least 16 people, injuring 34 more

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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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2 February 2022

The disastrous 31 January 2022 mudflow in the La Gasca suburb of Quito, Ecuador

The disastrous 31 January 2022 mudflow in the La Gasca suburb of Quito, Ecuador, which killed at least 24 people,

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14 January 2022

Ouro Preto: a Brazilian landslide destroys historic houses

Remarkable drone footage from two angles has captured a landslide in Ouro Preto in Brazil yesterday, which destroyed two 19th Century houses

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13 January 2022

The Pau Branco landslide – video of the overtopping of the dam

The 8 January 2022 Pau Branco landslide in mine waste – CCTV footage has now emerged showing the overtopping of the dam

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12 January 2022

Flow from the mining landslide at Pau Branco

Flow from the mining landslide at Pau Branco The mining landslide at Pau Branco caused a significant release of mine waste, which appears to have flowed into the water retention structure below.  This image, from the Observatório da Mineração, shows the flow path:- . As the image shows, the landslide overtopped the retaining structure, which remained essentially intact (note the superficial erosion on either side of the dam abutments).  The …

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11 January 2022

Pau Branco: another significant mining-related landslide in Brazil

On 8 January 2022 a significant landslide occurred at the Pau Branco iron ore mine in Brazil, operated by the French company Vallourec.

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10 January 2022

The fatal flexural topple at Canyon de Furnas in Brazil

. The fatal flexural topple at Cânyon de Furnas in Brazil Many thanks to the various people who have contacted me over the weekend about the fatal flexural topple at Canyon de Furnas in Brazil on Saturday morning (8 January 2022), as shown in the image above.  This event, which was caught on a dramatic video, has received considerable attention in part because of the spectacular nature of the event …

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21 December 2021

The movement of the San Isidro landslide in Peru, and a possible relationship with the 28 November 2021 Northern Peru earthquake?

The movement of the San Isidro landslide in Peru, and a possible relationship with the 28 November 2021 Northern Peru earthquake?

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