9 May 2023 05:50 in landslide report by Dave Petley
On Thursday 4 May 2023, intense rainfall triggered a series of deadly mud and debris flows around Lake Kivu in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), killing at least 401 people.
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22 November 2022 07:36 in Mining by Dave Petley
Rubaya: there are reports that at least 32 people killed on 18 November by mining related landslides in the Democratic Republic of Congo
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20 May 2010 14:34 in Uncategorized by Dave Petley
Whilst the Attabad landslide continues to be my major blogging preoccupation at the moment (I’m guessing you might have noticed…), of course other landslides continue to occur around the world. On16th May a slip happened on Nyiragongo volcano in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The reports suggest that 43 people are likely to have been killed, and a further 1,500 directly affected by this slide.Nyiragongo volcano is active, so this …
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16 May 2023 06:23 in Planet Labs by Dave Petley
Planet has been able to collect a set of SkySat images of the Lake Kivu landslides in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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28 November 2019 07:27 in Uncategorized by Dave Petley
Extremely heavy rainfall affected West Pokot in Kenya on 23 and 24 November 2019, triggering extensive landslides that have caused at least 50 fatalities
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8 April 2018 23:13 in Database, landslide costs by Dave Petley
A first analysis of fatal landslides, and the resultant deaths, in 2017. In terms of the number of events, 2017 was the third worst year since I started collecting data in late 2002. In total, 453 different landslides killed 4,164 people.
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10 October 2016 07:12 in Review of a paper by Dave Petley
A new paper in the journal Landslides describes a 20 cubic kilometre landslide that occurred on Meru Volcano in Tanzania about 9000 years ago
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6 September 2021 08:42 in Mining by Dave Petley
Catoca mine in Angola – using satellite imagery to understand recent events
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