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24 April 2014
Landslide losses in the USA have come into focus in light of the slides at Oso and Jackson Hole. At present, investment in national scale landslide programmes in the US is extraordinarily low.
2 April 2014
There has been some speculation as to whether the Oso (Steelhead) landslide in Washington could, and should, have been foreseen. The answer is yes!
28 March 2014
Seismic data indicates that the Oso (Steelhead) landslide was a two phase movement event. Sadly attention is now focused on the recovery of the remains of the victims rather than on a rescue operation
24 March 2014
As the toll from the Oso landslip rises, this post provides some useful resources from a variety of blogs
23 March 2014
A large landslide near Oso in Washington State, USA, yesterday has killed 3 people and left at least 5 seriously injured.
13 March 2014
Marten Geertsema has kindly made a set of images of the Mount La Perouse landslide available. These were collected during a field visit last week.
25 February 2014
Satellite images and additional photographs are now available of the Mount La Perouse rock avalanche. This is a big landslide – runout distance is >7 km
21 February 2014
The USGS has a new web-based tool for disseminating information about debris flow potential for areas affected by wildfires
20 February 2014
Using seismic data, Colin Stark and colleagues have detected a new, very large landslide in Alaska on Sunday. At about 68 million tonnes, this may have been the largest natural landslide since 2010
29 January 2014
The Keystone Canyon avalanche, a very large snow and ice avalanche on the Richardson Highway in Alaska has blocked the road and impounded a lake
6 January 2014
A new paper examines the geophysical data generated by the Bingham Canyon landslide, showing the rock avalanches induced tectonic aftershocks.
16 December 2013
More information is now available about the fatal Rockville rockfall on Thursday. A Utah Geological Survey report in 2010 identified the high level of hazard associated with this cliff, and recommended that a more detailed hazard assessment was needed.
13 December 2013
The fatal Utah rockfall yesterday highlights the importance of using geomorphic evidence to highlight dangerous locations below steep slopes
13 November 2013
Back in August a video captured a mudslide striking a kennel in Kentucky. So how did the dog survive?
23 October 2013
A new paper models landslide occurrence for a large Seattle earthquake in western USA. The results suggest that the effects of landslides would be extremely serious
21 October 2013
Three men who destroyed a natural rock formation in Goblin Valley State Park, Utah justified their act of vandalism as rockfall protection. It was not.
2 October 2013
In a selfless act of bravery, a father saved the life of 13-year-old Gracie Johnson by shielding her from rockslide debris in Colorado
1 October 2013
A rockslide on Monday on the flanks of Mount Princeton in Chaffee County, Colorado killed five people and left a teenage girls with a broken leg
26 September 2013
Two recent examples, from Brazil and Utah, demonstrate the potentially enormous financial impacts of landslides on the mining industry