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19 March 2019

Sentani, Indonesia: at least 89 killed in rainfall induced debris flows

On Saturday, heavy rainfall in the Sentani area of Papua, Indonesia triggered landslides and debris flows that are known to have killed at least 89 people

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8 March 2019

Hooskanadan Landslide in Oregon – an update on the Highway 101 earthflow near to Brookings

Hooskanadan Landslide in Oregon – an update on the earthflow near to Brookings in Oregon that has closed Highway 101 for a week

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1 March 2019

US101 at Brookings: an interesting, disruptive landslide

On Tuesday, significant movement occurred on a large landslide in Oregon, closing the important US101 highway near to the coastal town of Brookings.

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15 February 2019

Sausalito: a mudslide damages houses in California

Heavy rain in California, brought by an atmospheric river event, triggered a significant mudslide in Sausalito yesterday, causing damage to several houses

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12 February 2019

Cuajone mine in Peru: reports of landslide damage, and a fatality, caused heavy rain

There are reports of landslides caused by heavy rainfall last week at Cuajone mine, located at 3,400 metres in the Andes of Peru. A worker has been killed.

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7 February 2019

Cape Kidnappers: a succession of large rockslope failures in New Zealand

On 23rd January & 2nd February 2019 Cape Kidnappers in New Zealand suffered large rockslope failures. The first, caught on video, seriously injured 2 people

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5 February 2019

Cobre Las Cruces, Spain: another massive mining landslide

Another massive mining-induced landslide occurred on 23rd January, this time at the Cobre Las Cruces mine in Spain . The volume is c.15 million cubic metres.

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4 February 2019

The speed of the Brumadinho tailings dam landslide

The two important videos showing the Brumadinho tailings dam landslide allow some estimates to be made of the speed of the movement.

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30 January 2019

Planet Labs image of the Brumadinho tailings dam failure

Planet Labs have captured a high resolution image of the aftermath of the Brumadinho tailings dam failure at the Córrego do Feijão Mine in Brazil

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27 January 2019

The scale of the tailings dam collapse at Feijão mine in Brumadinho, Brazil

The enormous scale of the tailings dam collapse at Feijão mine in Brumadinho, Brazil is now clear. The dam was 87 m high, holding c13 million cubic metres.

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