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3 June 2018

The Hidroituango crisis: new landslides threaten the site

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

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28 May 2018

Another landslide at the Ituango dam site in Colombia

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.

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23 May 2018

News and satellite imagery of the Hidroituango dam site

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

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21 May 2018

The Hidroituango crisis: complete evacuation of a number communities

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

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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 PiƱal

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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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