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07 October 2015

Landslide in Guatemala

Type of Event:Landslide
Location of Event:Guatemala
Date of Charter Activation:7 October 2015
Time of Charter Activation:02:57:45
Time zone of Charter Activation:UTC+02:00
Charter Requestor:USGS on behalf of National Emergency Operations Center of Guatemala
Project Management:CATHALAC

Heavy rains triggered a landslide in Santa Catarina Pinula, Guatemala on the evening of 1 October, as a hillside came loose and buried parts of the town. At least 191 people were killed and over 300 people are unaccounted for.

Rescuers began digging through tons or earth and rubble looking for survivors trapped in houses covered by trees and up to 12 metres of debris. Around 1800 soldiers, firemen and local residents helped with the rescue efforts.

Officials have declared the area uninhabitable, with around 230 people being relocated. Guatemala's National Disaster Reduction Commission (CONRED) said they had detected cracks in the hilltop through which water was seeping, heightening the risk of further mudslides.

 

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Area affected by the landslide at El Cambray II, Guatemala

Source: WorldView-2 / WorldView-3
Acquired: WorldView-2: 22/08/2015
WorldView-3: 08/10/2015

Copyright: DigitalGlobe
Map produced by CATHALAC and CONRED

Area affected by the landslide at El Cambray II, Guatemala

Source: WorldView-2 / WorldView-3
Acquired: WorldView-2: 22/08/2015
WorldView-3: 08/10/2015

Copyright: DigitalGlobe
Map produced by CATHALAC and CONRED

Map of the terrain around El Cambray II, Guatemala

Source: MAGA
Copyright: Map produced by CATHALAC and CONRED

Basins and sub-basins of rivers in region near El Cambray II, Guatemala

Source: MAGA
Copyright: Map produced by CATHALAC and CONRED

Estimated potential groundwater basin in Pinula, Guatemala

Source: Altiplano Central de Guatemala (JICA)
Copyright: Map produced by CATHALAC and CONRED

Landslide at El Cambray II, Guatemala

Source: WorldView-3
Acquired: 08/10/2015

Copyright: DigitalGlobe
Map produced by CATHALAC

Area affected by landslide at El Cambray II, Guatemala

Source: WorldView-3
Acquired: 08/10/2015

Copyright: DigitalGlobe
Map produced by CATHALAC and CONRED

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