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23 May 2018

News and satellite imagery of the Hidroituango dam site

Satellite images captured by Planet Labs shows the evolving crisis at the Hidroituango dam site. The dam crest has now reached the spillway level, meaning that control of the water should become possible. 26,000 people remain displaced

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2 May 2018

The 3 km long Ultar Glacier rock and ice avalanche – first satellite images

Planet Labs have now captured high quality imagery of the 3 km long Ultar Glacier rock and ice avalanche, which killed three people in northern Pakistan last month

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4 April 2018

Two of the more interesting landslides from the Papua New Guinea earthquake

Better satellite images are now becoming available showing the large landslides triggered by the Papua New Guinea earthquake

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21 March 2018

Planet Labs image of the Mae Moh mine landslide

Planet Labs have now captured an image of the very large Mae Moh mine landslide in Thailand, which happened last Saturday

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14 March 2018

Papua New Guinea earthquake – continued landslide impacts

New satellite images from Planet Labs corroborate the newspaper reports of significant landslide disasters occurring in the aftermath of the Papua New Guinea Earthquake

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1 March 2018

Planet Labs imagery of the Pasir Panjang landslide in Indonesia

Planet Labs have now managed to capture a satellite image of the whole of the Pasir Panjang landslide, which killed 18 people in Indonesia

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12 February 2018

Juneau: a very large rockslope failure in Alaska in December 2016

A large rockslope failure occurred at Cowee Creek near to Juneau in Alaska in December 2016, inducing a 9 m high, 90 m wide displacement wave that travelled at least 13 km down the valley

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22 January 2018

The risk of landslides in Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh

Many of the Rohingya people, forced to leave Myanmar / Burma by ethnic cleansing, are now living in landslide prone locations in Bangladesh. Dramatic satellite images from Planet Labs illustrate the magnitude of the threat.

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16 January 2018

Satellite images of the Montecito debris flows in California

Last week significant debris flows struck the Montecito area of California, causing at least 20 fatalities. Planet Labs have now captured medium and high resolution images of the area affected.

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2 January 2018

Yarlung Tsangpo: an ongoing “quake lake” scare in India (with images from Planet Labs)

The M=6.4 17th November 2017 earthquake in Tibet has triggered multiple landslides on the Yarlung Tsangpo river in Tibet, triggering fears of a catastrophic flood in India

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