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7 April 2022

The long term history of fatal landslides in Colombia

In a paper just published in the journal Landslides (Garcia-Delgado, Petley et al. 2022), we have examined the history of fatal landslides in Colombia. The results are quite surprising.

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4 April 2022

Praia de Itaguaçu: one of a series of destructive landslides in Brazil

Praia de Itaguaçu: one of a series of destructive landslides in Brazil On Saturday 2 April 2022 a series of landslides were triggered by heavy rainfall in the state of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.  In total 16 people are known to have died, the majority of whom lost their lives in landslides. The picture is a little confused at the moment, but reports include a mudslide in the town …

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16 March 2022

Retamas: a fatal landslide caught on video in Peru

On 15 March 2022 a large landslide occurred at Retamas in La Libertad in Peru. The landslide, which has left 6 missing, was captured on video.

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21 February 2022

Landslide risk in the Brazilian city of Petrópolis

The tragic landslides last week in the Brazilian city of Petrópolis were the result of increasing risk caused by poor slope management

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18 February 2022

Planet satellite image of the urban landslides in the Alto da Serra area of Petrópolis, Brazil

Planet has captured high resolution satellite images of the multiple urban landslides in the Alto da Serra area of Petrópolis, Brazil.

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17 February 2022

The very large urban landslide at Morro da Oficina in Petrópolis

A large urban landslide at Morro da Oficina, triggered by heavy rainfall in Petrópolis, Brazil, inundated at least 80 houses.

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16 February 2022

Petrópolis: heavy rainfall causes landslides and floods

Rainfall intensities of over 100 mm per hour have triggered extensive landslides in the city of Petrópolis in Brazil. Two dramatic videos have been posted online showing the landslides.

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9 February 2022

Dosquebradas: at least 14 killed in a landslide in Colombia

Heavy rainfall triggered a large landslide in the town of Dosquebradas in Colombia yesterday, killing at least 16 people, injuring 34 more

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8 February 2022

Planet Labs imagery of the 31 January 2022 mudflow in the La Gasca suburb of Quito

New Planet Labs satellite imagery allows a better understanding of the deadly 31 January 2022 mudflow in the La Gasca suburb of Quito, Ecuador

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2 February 2022

The disastrous 31 January 2022 mudflow in the La Gasca suburb of Quito, Ecuador

The disastrous 31 January 2022 mudflow in the La Gasca suburb of Quito, Ecuador, which killed at least 24 people,

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