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5 June 2018

Hidroituango – an increase in movement rate

Reports in the last few hours suggest that the landslide at the Hidroituango dam site has accelerated, and has now exceeded the 10 mm per hour warning threshold. Meanwhile, three scenarios for failure of the dam have been described by the international advisors.

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21 May 2018

The Hidroituango crisis: complete evacuation of a number communities

The Hidroituango crisis in Colombia: a number of communities have now been evacuated, whilst operations to raise the crest of the dam continue. At the moment the situation appears to be mostly under control

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Hidroituango: another landslide crisis at a hydroelectric dam

Over the last few days, a landslide crisis has developed at the Hidroituango Dam, a hydroelectric project on the Cauca River in Colombia

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10 May 2018

Karongi: 18 people killed in a major landslide in Rwanda

On 6th May a major rainfall triggered landslide struck Bucyurabuhoro, in Karongi District in western Rwanda, killing 18 people and injuring a further 12.

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1 May 2018

Caijiazhuang village: a cracking-sliding landslide that has killed nine people

Yesterday a landslide in loess at Caijiazhuang in Shanxi Province, China killed nine people. This landslide seems to be similar to the cracking-sliding landslides described in recent research

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20 April 2018

Further information about the Castell de Mur landslide in Spain

More information is now available about the Castell de Mur landslide in Spain on 16th April, including drone images, before and after photographs and the seismic traces

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18 April 2018

Castell de Mur: a major, fatal rockslide in Spain on Monday

On Monday a 20,000 cubic metre rockslide at Castell de Mur in Catalonia, Spain killed two people. The rockslide occurred at the site of a village destroyed by landslides 70 years ago

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17 April 2018

Landslides in Nepal: the need for a national agency?

A group of national and international experts are calling for the creation of a new national agency to manage landslides in Nepal.

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12 April 2018

Candelaria mine: a large rockslide in October 2017

In October 2017 a large rockslide occurred at the Candelaria mine in Chile, reducing production by about 20%. Planet Labs imagery captures the aftermath of this large wedge failure

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10 April 2018

Karimabad, Pakistan: a dramatic rock and ice avalanche caught on video

On Monday a very large rock and ice avalanche occurred at Karimabad, in Hunza, northern Pakistan. This event, which claimed three lives, was caught on a dramatic video

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