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14 October 2021
Loyal reader Hernán De Angelis has very kindly highlighted two very interesting large rock slope failures on the Southern Patagonian Icefield (SPI) at Glacier Amalia.
17 May 2021
The 17-18 December 2020 rainfall-induced landslide disaster in Presidente Getúlio, southern Brazil, which killed 21 people.
13 May 2021
Chivay: on 9 May 2021 another valley-blocking landslide occurred in the Arequipa region of Peru. Operations are planned to drain the lake.
7 May 2021
The March 2011 landslides in Antonina and Morretes, Brazil, which were triggered by unusually intense rainfall.
12 April 2021
The interesting morphology of the Culluchaca landslide in Peru – is this part of a much larger deep-seated gravitational deformation (DSGD)?
11 April 2021
On 7 April 2021 a large landslide occurred near to the village of Culluchaca in Peru, destroying over 1 km of a key road
18 February 2021
With thanks to @Angel_V_A for highlighting it, there is now a fantastic GIS-based map of the Chunchi landslide in Ecuador online
16 February 2021
The unusual and very large, valley-blocking Chunchi landslide in Ecuador, which occurred on 12 February 2021
8 January 2021
A new paper (Grebby et al 2021) uses InSAR to detect precursory deformation of the Brumadinho tailings dam before the disastrous failure in 2019. The authors suggest that the failure might have been predictable with use of appropriate monitoring techniques.
18 December 2020
Arequipa, Peru: landslides triggered by a M=5.6 earthquake on 16 December 2020 have been caught on a dramatic video