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14 October 2021

Large rock slope failures on the Southern Patagonian Icefield

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.

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17 May 2021

The 17-18 December 2020 landslide disaster in Presidente Getúlio, southern Brazil

The 17-18 December 2020 rainfall-induced landslide disaster in Presidente Getúlio, southern Brazil, which killed 21 people.

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13 May 2021

Chivay: another valley-blocking landslide in the Arequipa region of Peru

Chivay: on 9 May 2021 another valley-blocking landslide occurred in the Arequipa region of Peru. Operations are planned to drain the lake.

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7 May 2021

The March 2011 landslides in Antonina and Morretes, Brazil

The March 2011 landslides in Antonina and Morretes, Brazil, which were triggered by unusually intense rainfall.

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12 April 2021

The interesting morphology of the Culluchaca landslide in Peru

The interesting morphology of the Culluchaca landslide in Peru – is this part of a much larger deep-seated gravitational deformation (DSGD)?

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11 April 2021

Culluchaca: a large landslide on 7 April 2021 in Peru

On 7 April 2021 a large landslide occurred near to the village of Culluchaca in Peru, destroying over 1 km of a key road

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18 February 2021

A GIS-based map of the Chunchi landslide in Ecuador

With thanks to @Angel_V_A for highlighting it, there is now a fantastic GIS-based map of the Chunchi landslide in Ecuador online

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16 February 2021

The very large Chunchi landslide in Ecuador

The unusual and very large, valley-blocking Chunchi landslide in Ecuador, which occurred on 12 February 2021

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8 January 2021

Brumadinho: signs of precursory deformation

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.

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18 December 2020

Arequipa, Peru: landslides from a M=5.6 earthquake on 16 December 2020

Arequipa, Peru: landslides triggered by a M=5.6 earthquake on 16 December 2020 have been caught on a dramatic video

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