Colombia’s Manizales hit by deadly landslides after a month’s worth of rain overnight

Deadly floods and landslides hit Colombia’s mountainous city of Manizales on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, after the region registered a month’s worth of rain overnight. At least 14 people were killed and 22 are missing, government officials said and added that death toll is expected to rise. This is the second deadly landslide to hit the country within 20 days. Colombia ...

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Massive landslide hits Banaran village, East Java, Indonesia

A massive landslide caused by extreme amounts of rain hit remote Banaran village in Ponorogo Regency, East Java Province, Indonesia around 08:00 local time on Saturday, April 1, 2017. The Banaran village is in an area of high landslide risk and locals say that signs of a potential landslide had been identified 20 days ago. Authorities said the landslide material extended from the hill ...

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Slow-moving landslide discovered near the massive 2014 Oso landslide site

A new, slow-moving landslide has been discovered near the site of the massive landslide in Oso, Washington that destroyed 49 homes and claimed lives of 43 people on March 22, 2014. The area is located about 2.4 km (1.5 miles) west of the 2014 slide. It was discovered Friday evening, April 7 when foresters working in the area noticed cracks on ...

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Massive mudslides in Kaikōura Canyon destroyed all seabed life

Huge mudslides from November’s earthquakes in New Zealand have wiped out all organisms living in the seabed of the Kaikōura Canyon, NIWA reports. New bathymetric data shows that the earthquake resulted in a huge slipping event. Almost every part of the upper slope had mud removed from it and significant inundation has covered much of the canyon floors. Less than three ...

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Landslide wrecks Waikato hill, New Zealand

Extremely heavy rains that struck North Island, New Zealand over the past week have caused a huge landslide in Waikato District. According to media reports, the entire hillside in Waikato moved on Sunday, March 12, 2017, after the region saw between 180 and 220 mm (7 – 8.6 inches) of rainfall in a matter of days. That’s double its monthly average for ...

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Worst floods and mudslides in almost 30 years continue affecting Peru

As of March 24, the worst floods and mudslides in Peru since 1988 have claimed lives of 85 people and injured more than 270. More than 20 people are missing. A state of emergency has been declared in 12 departments.  More than 784 000 people are affected, including over 111 000 homeless and almost 673 000 severely affected. 1 256 ...

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Unseasonal rains cause deadly flooding, cut water to millions, Chile

Heavy, unseasonable rains have caused major floods and mudslides in Chile, leaving at least 3 people dead and 19 missing on February 25 and 26, 2017. In the area of country’s capital, Santiago, mudslides have cut off water to around 1.2 million homes. Thousands remained isolated on Monday, February 27. Late Sunday, February 26, the Onemi emergency service said that the ...

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Massive mine waste landslide at Kakanj, Bosnia

A massive mine waste landslide from an open pit coal mine occurred at Kakanj in Bosnia and Herzegovina last week, blocking a river and forcing 150 people to evacuate Friday, February 24, 2017. The lake created by the landslide overflowed Saturday morning, February 25, following heavy overnight rain and forced the closure of a busy highway connecting the capital Sarajevo with ...

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Slow-moving landslide slicing a hill in Abruzzo, Italy

Like the country didn’t have enough natural disasters over the past several months, and years, yet another unstoppable disaster is affecting Italy’s central region of Abruzzo, albeit rather slowly. Civil authorities reported a slow-moving landslide is slicing a hill in the hamlet of Ponzano in Teramo in half, and a village, home to around 200 people, is at risk. Several buildings have already ...

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