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11 November 2020
The Queja landslide in Guatemala: Planet Labs have now been able to capture satellite images of the site of the disaster
9 November 2020
San Cristobal Verapaz: the deadly landslide in Guatemala triggered by Hurricane Eta that destroyed the village of Queja
6 November 2020
Hurricane Eta: news reports indicate that dozens of people have been killed by landslides in Central America, with at least 50 deaths in Guatemala alone
2 November 2020
Nejapa: a deadly channelised flow in El Salvador on 29 October 2020 killed ten people and displaced 60 families
17 October 2017
In October 2007 a 35 million cubic metre landslide closed the Bellavista heap leach gold mine in Costa Rica, with resulting costs of over $100 million
20 March 2017
In a paper just published in Landslides, Alcántara-Ayala et al. (2017) link the La Pintada landslide in Mexico to ancient rock carvings found in the area
11 October 2015
A new, high quality video shows the recovery operations at the El Cambray II landslide in Guatemala, shich is now known to have killed at least 264 people.
8 October 2015
Losses from the El Cambray landslide in Guatemala have now reached 220, with a further 150 people thought to be still missing
3 October 2015
Yesterday the large El Cambray Dos landslide in Guatemala killed at least 26 people. Drone footage suggests that this was a rainfall-induced slide in weak rocks.
8 November 2012
First reports and images of landslides from the 7th November M=7.4 earthquake in Guatemala