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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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14 January 2022

Ouro Preto: a Brazilian landslide destroys historic houses

Remarkable drone footage from two angles has captured a landslide in Ouro Preto in Brazil yesterday, which destroyed two 19th Century houses

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13 January 2022

The Pau Branco landslide – video of the overtopping of the dam

The 8 January 2022 Pau Branco landslide in mine waste – CCTV footage has now emerged showing the overtopping of the dam

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12 January 2022

Flow from the mining landslide at Pau Branco

Flow from the mining landslide at Pau Branco The mining landslide at Pau Branco caused a significant release of mine waste, which appears to have flowed into the water retention structure below.  This image, from the Observatório da Mineração, shows the flow path:- . As the image shows, the landslide overtopped the retaining structure, which remained essentially intact (note the superficial erosion on either side of the dam abutments).  The …

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11 January 2022

Pau Branco: another significant mining-related landslide in Brazil

On 8 January 2022 a significant landslide occurred at the Pau Branco iron ore mine in Brazil, operated by the French company Vallourec.

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10 January 2022

The fatal flexural topple at Canyon de Furnas in Brazil

. The fatal flexural topple at Cânyon de Furnas in Brazil Many thanks to the various people who have contacted me over the weekend about the fatal flexural topple at Canyon de Furnas in Brazil on Saturday morning (8 January 2022), as shown in the image above.  This event, which was caught on a dramatic video, has received considerable attention in part because of the spectacular nature of the event …

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21 December 2021

The movement of the San Isidro landslide in Peru, and a possible relationship with the 28 November 2021 Northern Peru earthquake?

The movement of the San Isidro landslide in Peru, and a possible relationship with the 28 November 2021 Northern Peru earthquake?

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