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21 May 2018

Hidroituango: another landslide crisis at a hydroelectric dam

Over the last few days, a landslide crisis has developed at the Hidroituango Dam, a hydroelectric project on the Cauca River in Colombia

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20 February 2018

First satellite images of the Puerto Venus debris flows

Parts of the track Puerto Venus debris flows in Colombia last week have been captured on satellite imagery by Planet Labs

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19 February 2018

Puerto Venus: massive debris flows in Colombia yesterday

The village of Puerto Venus in Antiquio, Colombia was struck by a massive debris flow last week. Early indications are that this may have been the result of the breach of a valley-blocking landslide upstream at El Piñal

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9 November 2017

Corinto in Colombia: first satellite images of the mudflow that has killed 4 and left 18 people missing

Corinto in Colombia: first satellite images from Planet Labs of the mudflow that has killed 4 and left 18 people missing on Tuesday

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12 August 2017

La Calera landslide in Colombia – a very interesting, complex failure

In July the very interesting La Calera landslide near to Bogota in Colombia activated in response to rainfall, partially blocking the Rio Blanco

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8 May 2017

The Mocoa landslides: new satellite images

GFZ Postdam and ReliefWeb have released a set of PlanetLab satellite images showing the Mocoa landslides which killed over 400 people last month in Colombia

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19 April 2017

Losses from landslides in Colombia: the long term picture

Overnight there are reports of further deaths from landslides in Colombia. Data since 2004 suggests that landslides continue to inflict a high cost there

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6 April 2017

A tragedy foretold? The Mocoa landslide was anticipated in 2014

An article published in 2014 on a local news site made a chilling prediction of the Mocoa landslide in Colombia last weekend, which killed over 600 people

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5 April 2017

Mocoa debris flow: analyses of the event

Mocoa debris flow: analyses of the event The loss of life from the Mocoa debris flow is now known to have exceeded 290 people, of whom 144 are reported to be children, whilst the search continues for those who are missing.  NASA Earth has now published an analysis of the rainfall event that triggered the landslide, noting that: IMERG data were used to estimate the amount of rain that fell …

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4 April 2017

Mocoa: the cause of the tragic debris flow in Colombia

Mocoa: the cause of the tragic debris flow in Colombia The tragic debris flow at Mocoa in Colombia at the weekend has garnered considerable media attention internationally.  As of today, the total number of people who are known to have died is 273, many of them children with varying reports of the number missing.  Recovery operations continue on the site, and Colombia has mobilised large-scale resources to provide assistance. There …

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