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Colombia is a country with a serious landslide problem.  The combination of mountainous terrain,  active tectonics, occasional earthquakes, deep weathering and intense rainfall means that the level of hazard is high.  Add to this a vulnerable population and rapid expansion of the infrastructure, and the results are inevitably that losses from landslides are high.  In recent years I seem to have blogged about landslide events in Colombia on numerous occasions (for example here, here and here), and there have been some spectacular events caught on video.

 

http://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2012/11/16/losses-from-landslides-in-colombia/

 

 

 

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