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17 April 2020

The Salkantay landslide: wonderful Planet Labs high resolution satellite images

Extraordinary high resolution satellite images of the source and deposit of the Salkantay rock avalanche in Peru, collected by Planet Labs.

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12 March 2020

Salkantay: Planet Labs imagery of the upper portions of the flow

Salkantay: Planet Labs has now captured imagery of the upper portions of the ice-rock avalanche and debris flow that occurred in Peru in February

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9 March 2020

Downstream impacts of the Salkantay rock avalanche and debris flow

Planet Labs have captured imagery of the downstream impacts of the debris flow resulting from the Salkantay rock avalanche in Peru.

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28 February 2020

More information about the Salkantay landslide and mudflow

The Salkantay landslide was a wedge failure in the near-vertical rock mass. The mass fragmented on impact to form a rock/ice avalanche that transitioned to a mudflow.

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27 February 2020

Breaking News: a catastrophic glacier collapse and mudflow in Salkantay, Peru

Breaking News: a catastrophic glacier collapse and mudflow has killed at least 4 people, and left 13 missing, in Salkantay, Peru

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6 February 2020

The Cerro Caquilluco–Cerrillos Negros rock avalanches in Peru

The Cerrillos Negros rock avalanche, one of a number in of such events in S. Peru, had a volume of 10 cubic kilometres and traveled for about 43 km

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15 January 2020

Major landslides caused by agricultural irrigation in Peru

A new study published in Nature Geoscience (Lacroix et al. 2020) uses satellite data to show that agricultural irrigation is driving landslides on river bluffs in southern Peru

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28 July 2019

The Cobriza Mine tailings failure: a high resolution image from Planet Labs

Planet Labs have kindly collected a high resolution SkySat image of the Cobriza Mine tailings failure in Peru, which happened on 10th July 2019.

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12 February 2019

Cuajone mine in Peru: reports of landslide damage, and a fatality, caused heavy rain

There are reports of landslides caused by heavy rainfall last week at Cuajone mine, located at 3,400 metres in the Andes of Peru. A worker has been killed.

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15 March 2018

Llusco, Peru: a dramatic landslide has destroyed 100 houses

Over the last week a large, complex rotational landslide has destroyed over 100 houses at Llusco in the Cusco region of Peru

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