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27 May 2015
On Sunday exceptional rainfall triggered a series of landslides in Wind River Canyon in Wyoming, blocking both US20 and the BNSF railway line
14 April 2015
Over the weekend the Yeager Airport landslide went through another significant movement event, driven by detachment of a block from the rear scarp and subsequent deformation of the debris pile
23 March 2015
It is now clear that the Yeager Airport slope failure was preceded by two years of deformation, with some signs of an increase in rate with time
18 March 2015
Historical accounts and recollections by local residents suggest that the site of the Yeager Airport fill slope failure may have a history of landslides
13 March 2015
Over the last two days a massive and very spectacular landslide has developed in a reinforced slope at the end of the runway at Yeager Airport in Charleston, West Virginia
11 March 2015
A new video has emerged showing the aftermath of the Oso landslide a year ago. Shot by a passerby, it shows the site five minutes after the failure
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