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16 December 2014
The Commission set up to investigate the Oso / SR 530 landslide released its report yesterday. The recommendations include a proper hazard mapping program, the formation of a geological hazards institute and forensic investigations of this and other large landslide events in the state
17 November 2014
A new paper in Geology describes for the first time the Markagunt gravity slide – a c.2000 square kilometre landslide deposit in Utah, USA that occurred about 22 million years ago.
23 September 2014
A baby had a very lucky escape when a mudslide struck the town of Joshua Tree in California last week, washing him away
12 August 2014
A landslide in the Eaglepointe subdivision in north Salt Lake City, Utah has destroyed one house and threatens several more.
29 July 2014
Two different interpretations have now been proposed for the mechanisms of the Oso landslide, one by the GEER team and one by the USGS
23 July 2014
Two key events happened yesterday in relation to the Oso landslide in Washington State – the remains of the last victim were recovered and a new report analysing the landslide was released.
7 July 2014
A new video has been released of small toppling failures on the rear scarp of the Oso landslide in Washington State
10 June 2014
Pilot Drake Olson has identified another rock avalanche in Alaska, this time on the upper reaches of the Ferebee Glacier
28 May 2014
The Grand Mesa mudslide in Mesa County, Colorado at the weekend was an unusually mobile rotational landslide / mudflow event that killed three people
2 May 2014
The collapse of a retaining wall in heavy rainfall in Baltimore was captured on video, which shows the progressive development of the failure
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