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27 February 2020
Breaking News: a catastrophic glacier collapse and mudflow has killed at least 4 people, and left 13 missing, in Salkantay, Peru
6 February 2020
The Cerrillos Negros rock avalanche, one of a number in of such events in S. Peru, had a volume of 10 cubic kilometres and traveled for about 43 km
4 February 2020
On 1 April 2014 a large landslide occurred at Mina Pecket, an open cast coal mine in the southern part of Chile. The mine was closed as a consequence.
20 January 2020
Last month the official Expert Panel released its report on the Feijao tailings dam disaster at Brumadinho in Brazil, which killed over 300 people.
15 January 2020
A new study published in Nature Geoscience (Lacroix et al. 2020) uses satellite data to show that agricultural irrigation is driving landslides on river bluffs in southern Peru
28 October 2019
Gongo Soco: Google Earth and Planet Labs images show continued large-scale deformation of the rock wall at a large mine in Brazil
16 October 2019
A review of the extensive early warning system used to manage landslide risk in the favellas of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, a city that faces multiple landslide hazards
4 October 2019
On 1st October 2019, another significant tailings dam failure occurred in Brazil, this time at Nosso Senhora do Livramento in Mato Grosso.
9 September 2019
A new study of the 2017 Mocoa debris flows in Colombia (Prada-Sarmiento et al. 2019) indicates that the area had suffered 11 previous events in the 70 years prior to the disaster.
28 July 2019
Planet Labs have kindly collected a high resolution SkySat image of the Cobriza Mine tailings failure in Peru, which happened on 10th July 2019.