Unusually large, 5-km-long landslide hits Colombia
An unusually large landslide occurred in the village of El Molino, municipality of Villa Caro, Santander, Colombia on November 10, 2022.
The slide, triggered by prolonged heavy rainfall, claimed the lives of at least 5 people from the same family.
A total of 109 people or 20 families were preventively evacuated, most of them to relatives and friends. However, another 50 families are expected to evacuate.
The slide’s length is estimated at 5 km (3.1 miles).
Dr. Dave Petly of the Landslide Blog1 said the event is quite reminiscent of the December 16, 2017 Villa Santa Lucia landslide in Chile.
Featured image credit: Segunda División del Ejército Nacional
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