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28 October 2020

Yerba Loca – an interesting rockslide in central Chile

A new paper in the journal Landslides (Sepulveda et al 2020) describes the interesting Yerba Loca rockslide in central Chile

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4 February 2020

Mina Pecket: a dramatic landslide in an open cast coal mine in 2014

On 1 April 2014 a large landslide occurred at Mina Pecket, an open cast coal mine in the southern part of Chile. The mine was closed as a consequence.

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15 March 2019

Landslides induced by the 2010 Chile megathrust earthquake – my new paper

A new study (Serey et al. 2019) of the Mw=8.8 2010 Chile megathrust earthquake indicates that it triggered a surprisingly low number of landslides.

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12 April 2018

Candelaria mine: a large rockslide in October 2017

In October 2017 a large rockslide occurred at the Candelaria mine in Chile, reducing production by about 20%. Planet Labs imagery captures the aftermath of this large wedge failure

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2 February 2018

Landslides in the Maipo Valley, Chile

As part of our Newton Fund project, I spent a few days in January looking at the giant landslides of the Maipo Valley in Chile. These are some of my photos of these amazing rockslides and rock avalanches

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23 December 2017

Villa Santa Lucia rock avalanche – images of the source zone

Images of the Villa Santa Lucia rock avalanche, inclduing prefailure views of the source and post failure views of the track, are now online

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19 December 2017

The massive, catastrophic Villa Santa Lucia landslide in Chile: videos and images start to hint at the cause

It is now becoming clear that the Villa Santa Lucia landslide was caused by a massive failure of moraine 8 km upstream of the town

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18 December 2017

Villa Santa Lucia: a deadly high mobility flow in Chile

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

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27 July 2016

Landslides from the M=6.1 earthquake in the Atacama Desert on 25th July

On 25th July 2016 a M=6.1 earthquake in the Atacama Desert appears to have triggered large numbers of landslides in the hills near the town of El Salvador, 100 km from the epicentre

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2 February 2016

Landslides in Chile Part 5: Water waves triggered by landslides and the Mentirosa Island Landslide complex

The Mentirosa Island landslide complex comprises four tsunamigenic soil-rock slides in Patagonia, Chile, with a combined volume of 8 million cubic metres.

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