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5 June 2018
Reports in the last few hours suggest that the landslide at the Hidroituango dam site has accelerated, and has now exceeded the 10 mm per hour warning threshold. Meanwhile, three scenarios for failure of the dam have been described by the international advisors.
4 June 2018
In the last 24 hours there have been further developments at the Hidroituango dam site in Colombia. Monitoring suggests that movements of the slope continue, whilst concerns are being raised about low volume seepage from the dam
3 June 2018
In Colombia the Hidroituango crisis has deepened as new landslides have started to form close to the dam site, as shown by tension cracks in the slopes and cracks in the tunnels. The level of risk has risen, and 25,000 people are now displaced
28 May 2018
On Saturday another landslide happened at the Ituango dam site. This was a smaller failure above a slope that has been cut and mitigated. 1500 workers were evacuated from the site, but no-one was injured. The integrity of the dam was not apparently threatened by this event.
23 May 2018
Satellite images captured by Planet Labs shows the evolving crisis at the Hidroituango dam site. The dam crest has now reached the spillway level, meaning that control of the water should become possible. 26,000 people remain displaced
21 May 2018
The Hidroituango crisis in Colombia: a number of communities have now been evacuated, whilst operations to raise the crest of the dam continue. At the moment the situation appears to be mostly under control
Over the last few days, a landslide crisis has developed at the Hidroituango Dam, a hydroelectric project on the Cauca River in Colombia
20 February 2018
Parts of the track Puerto Venus debris flows in Colombia last week have been captured on satellite imagery by Planet Labs
19 February 2018
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
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