In my latest paper, written with Sergio Sepulveda, Regional trends and controlling factors of fatal landslides in Latin America and the Caribbean, we look at ten years of human losses from landslides across this key area of the world.
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Praia de Itaguaçu: one of a series of destructive landslides in Brazil On Saturday 2 April 2022 a series of landslides were triggered by heavy rainfall in the state of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. In total 16 people are known to have died, the majority of whom lost their lives in landslides. The picture is a little confused at the moment, but reports include a mudslide in the town …
Heavy rainfall triggered a large landslide in the town of Dosquebradas in Colombia yesterday, killing at least 16 people, injuring 34 more
On Saturday the village of Villa Santa Lucia in southern Chile was struck by a high mobility flow, killing at least 11 and leaving up to 15 people missing
A 50 cm high tsunami struck the Caribbean coast of Colombia at Santa Marta on 19th July 2017. The most likely cause was a submarine landslide.
Overnight there are reports of further deaths from landslides in Colombia. Data since 2004 suggests that landslides continue to inflict a high cost there
Like a zombie that refuses to die, the Canary Islands megatsunami scare story has once again re-emerged to the normal hysterical headlines