17 February 2022 07:58 in landslide report by Dave Petley
A large urban landslide at Morro da Oficina, triggered by heavy rainfall in Petrópolis, Brazil, inundated at least 80 houses.
Tags: brazil, featured, landslide report, South America, urban landslide
8 February 2022 08:13 in Planet Labs by Dave Petley
New Planet Labs satellite imagery allows a better understanding of the deadly 31 January 2022 mudflow in the La Gasca suburb of Quito, Ecuador
Tags: Ecuador, featured, mudflow, Planet Labs, satellite imagery, South America
12 January 2022 08:08 in Mining by Dave Petley
Flow from the mining landslide at Pau Branco The mining landslide at Pau Branco caused a significant release of mine waste, which appears to have flowed into the water retention structure below. This image, from the Observatório da Mineração, shows the flow path:- . As the image shows, the landslide overtopped the retaining structure, which remained essentially intact (note the superficial erosion on either side of the dam abutments). The …
Tags: brazil, featured, landslide video, mine, mining, South America
23 November 2021 07:36 in landslide report by Dave Petley
Heavy rainfall earlier this month triggered three large landslides on the coast in the Beach Loop area about 30 km from Gisborne in New Zealand.
Tags: featured, Gisborne, landslide report, New Zaealand, Planet Labs, satellite imagery
19 November 2021 09:07 in Planet Labs by Dave Petley
Images from Planet indicate that the 29 October 2021 Kameng Valley event was a probably a rock and ice avalanche that originated on a steep slope high in the mountains.
Tags: featured, India, planet, Planet Labs, rock avalanche, satellite, South Asia
26 October 2021 07:14 in landslide report by Dave Petley
A new paper in the journal Landslides (Liu et al. 2021) describes the complex 5 April 2021 Tiejiangwan landslide in Sichuan Province, China, which killed three people.
Tags: china, East Asia, featured, landslide report, paper, research, sichuan
8 October 2021 06:55 in landslide report by Dave Petley
Multiple shallow landslides have been triggered by heavy rainfall in recent days in Þingeyjarsveit and in Kinnarfjöll in Iceland.
Tags: Europe, featured, Iceland, landslide report, shallow landslides
4 October 2021 06:42 in Uncategorized by Dave Petley
An interesting paper has just been published in the journal Science, (Cook et al. 2021), which looks at the seismic signals generated by the Chamoli rockslide and debris flow. It concludes that the event was fully detectable by seismic instruments located at up to 100 km from the event.
Tags: Chamoli, early warning, featured, India, research, rockslide, seismic, seismology, South Asia
5 July 2021 08:10 in Uncategorized by Dave Petley
The Atami mudslides in Japan Over the weekend there was considerable attention paid to the remarkable videos of the mudflows in Atami, Japan. This one in particular gained traction:- . But there are several others, which are helpfully combined into a compilation here: . I particularly draw your attention to the excerpt that begins at 8 minutes 16 seconds into the second video (the same sequence appears in the first …
Tags: debris flow, East Asia, featured, japan, landslide report, mudflow
2 June 2021 10:19 in landslide report by Dave Petley
On 1 October 1918 a train was derailed by a landslide at Getå in Sweden. The accident, and the subsequent fire, killed at least 42 people.
Tags: Europe, featured, landslide report, railway, Sweden, train