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23 February 2023
Vila Sahy, São Paulo: extreme rainfall in Brazil has triggered multiple fatal landslides
Vila Sahy, São Paulo: about 600 mm of rainfall in 12 hours, including a peak intensity of 10 mm/hr, has triggered multiple fatal landslides.
23 December 2022
Losses from debris flows in Brazil
An open access paper in the journal Landslides (Cabral et al. 2022) analyses debris flows in Brazil over the last century, finding that 45 events have killed 5,771 people and generated US$5,5 billion in economic losses.
2 December 2022
BR-376: a deadly highway landslide in Brazil
BR-376: on 28 November 2022 heavy rainfall triggered a large landslide on a highway in Brazil . At least two people were killed, whilst rescue operations are ongoing.
7 July 2022
The role of climate change in the May 2022 landslides in Pernambuco, Brazil
A new attribution study indicates that climate change is likely to have been a factor in the Pernambuco landslides in Brazil
31 May 2022
Images of the deadly landslides in Recife, Brazil
Over the last few days heavy rainfall has triggered a wave of deadly landslides in the Recife area of Brazil
4 April 2022
Praia de Itaguaçu: one of a series of destructive landslides in Brazil
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 …
21 February 2022
Landslide risk in the Brazilian city of Petrópolis
The tragic landslides last week in the Brazilian city of Petrópolis were the result of increasing risk caused by poor slope management
18 February 2022
Planet satellite image of the urban landslides in the Alto da Serra area of Petrópolis, Brazil
Planet has captured high resolution satellite images of the multiple urban landslides in the Alto da Serra area of Petrópolis, Brazil.
17 February 2022
The very large urban landslide at Morro da Oficina in Petrópolis
A large urban landslide at Morro da Oficina, triggered by heavy rainfall in Petrópolis, Brazil, inundated at least 80 houses.
16 February 2022
Petrópolis: heavy rainfall causes landslides and floods
Rainfall intensities of over 100 mm per hour have triggered extensive landslides in the city of Petrópolis in Brazil. Two dramatic videos have been posted online showing the landslides.