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11 January 2023
Rosas in Cauca, Colombia: a truly extraordinary landslide
A very large, unusual landslide has occurred in Rosas, Cauca in Columbia, displacing over 700 people and closing the Pan American Highway
20 November 2022
Satellite imagery of the El Molino landslide in Norte de Santander, Colombia
Satellite imagery from Planet Labs provides insights into the El Molino landslide in Norte de Santander, Colombia
14 November 2022
El Molino: a very large landslide in Colombia
On 10 November 2022 a 5 km long landslide occurred at El Molino in Villa Caro, Santander in Colombia, killing five people.
14 July 2022
San Antonio de Prado: a high mobility landslide in Colombia
On Wednesday 13 July 2022 a major landslide occurred at San Antonio de Prado in Medellin, Colombia, killing at least two people
7 April 2022
The long term history of fatal landslides in Colombia
In a paper just published in the journal Landslides (Garcia-Delgado, Petley et al. 2022), we have examined the history of fatal landslides in Colombia. The results are quite surprising.
9 February 2022
Dosquebradas: at least 14 killed in a landslide in Colombia
Heavy rainfall triggered a large landslide in the town of Dosquebradas in Colombia yesterday, killing at least 16 people, injuring 34 more
8 November 2021
Mallama: a deadly landslide in Colombia on 2 November
On 2 November 2021 a landslide at Mallama in Nariño province, Colombia killed 17 people.
1 May 2020
Dona Juana: a large garbage landslide in Bogota
A large (c.60,000 cubic metre) and spectacular garbage landslide occurred at the Dona Juana landfill site in Bogota, Colombia on 28 April 2020.
25 February 2020
Spatial and temporal patterns of landslide losses in Colombia
Spatial and temporal patterns of landslide losses in Colombia Back in 2012 I posted about the levels of landslide losses in Colombia, which is one of the most landslide prone countries, based on my fatal landslide database. I noted that levels of loss are high, especially in the western side of the country, and that Colombia needs to be a priority country if we are to reduce loss worldwide. It …
9 September 2019
The impact of the 2017 Mocoa debris flows
A new study of the 2017 Mocoa debris flows in Colombia (Prada-Sarmiento et al. 2019) indicates that the area had suffered 11 previous events in the 70 years prior to the disaster.