Catastrophic Landslide

The Mameyes, Puerto Rico, landslide, 1985. This landslide destroyed 120 houses and killed at least 129 people.

Detailed Description

The Mameyes, Puerto Rico, landslide, 1985. This landslide destroyed 120 houses and killed at least 129 people. The catastrophic slide was triggered by a tropical storm that produced extremely heavy rainfall. Contributing factors could also have included sewage saturating the ground in the densely populated area, and a leaking water pipe at the top of the landslide.

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Image Dimensions: 2157 x 1452

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Location Taken: US