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8 May 2019

Hargraves Crater: is this a landslide on Mars? Your views please

Yesterday @HiRISE posted an image of the “Distinctive Lobe of Northern Hargraves Crater Ejecta Blanket”. On Twitter @acwiebusch asks if this is a landslide.

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1 February 2019

Brumadinho disaster: the extent of the environmental impact

The human and environmental costs of the Brumadinho disaster in Brazil are becoming increasingly clear, whilst speculation continues as to the causes of the collapse of the tailings dam

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18 July 2018

Hidroituango: an update

Problems continue at the Hidroituango dam site in Colombia. Last week a significant seismic event was recorded in the power house cavern, which is thought to have been generated by a further rockfall in the underground excavation.

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12 July 2018

Images of the disastrous landslides in Japan this week

Over the last week exceptional rainfall has triggered thousands of landslides in Japan, with disastrous consequences. Images are starting to emerge showing the scale of the disaster.

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19 June 2018

Mars: a landslide triggered by a small meteoroid impact

The University of Arizona has released HiRISE imagery from Mars showing a 1 km long landslide triggered by a meteoroid impact about ten years ago

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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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4 April 2018

Two of the more interesting landslides from the Papua New Guinea earthquake

Better satellite images are now becoming available showing the large landslides triggered by the Papua New Guinea earthquake

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22 March 2018

Wairoa: a significant valley-blocking landslide in New Zealand

A significant valley-blocking landslide has occurred near to Wairoa in New Zealand. The Mangapoike River is blocked and a lake estimated to be 50 m deep has formed

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14 March 2018

Papua New Guinea earthquake – continued landslide impacts

New satellite images from Planet Labs corroborate the newspaper reports of significant landslide disasters occurring in the aftermath of the Papua New Guinea Earthquake

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28 February 2018

An emerging crisis? Valley blocking landslides in the Papua New Guinea highlands

An emerging crisis? Video and images are emerging showing multiple valley blocking landslides in the Papua New Guinea highlands

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