1 March 2011
Bolivia has been suffering from a period of very wet weather for several weeks now, inducing floods and landslides over large areas of the country. In the capital La Paz this has triggered a very large, but fortunately slow, landslide that jas reportedly destroyed 400 or more houses. There is a good AP video of the landslide on Youtube, which should be visible below:
There is also a good video here (although please ignore the rather odd text at the start and the even more bizarre comments on the Youtube page.
The AGU blogsite currently has a technical problem that means that I cannot post images, but there is an excellent but appalling set of photographs of the event here. The landslide is both very large and apparently deep seated. I would very much like to see an aerial shot of the site before and after the landslide to try to work out the mechanism. It is quite intriguing.