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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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27 January 2016

Landslides in Chile 4: The Punta Cola rock avalanche in Aysén Fjord

Triggered by the Mw 6.2 Aysén earthquake in Chile on 21 April 2007, the Punta Cola rock avalanche has a volume of 22.4 million cubic metres

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21 January 2016

Landslides in Chile Part 3: the Meson Alto rock avalanche

The Meson Alto rock avalanche is a 4.5 cubic kilometre landslide located in a tributary of the Maipo Valley high in the Andes of Chile.

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20 January 2016

Landslides in Chile Part 2: Las Cortaderas

High in the Andes in central Chile lies the Las Cortaderas Landslide complex, the most recent portion of which was triggered by an earthquake in 1958

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17 January 2016

Landslides in Chile Part 1: Arauco

In September 2010 a M=8.8 earthquake struck Arauco in Chile. These landslides are part of our Newton Fund project on earthquake induced landslides in Chile.

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