There has been some speculation as to whether the Oso (Steelhead) landslide in Washington could, and should, have been foreseen. The answer is yes!
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A large landslide near Oso in Washington State, USA, yesterday has killed 3 people and left at least 5 seriously injured.
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
Two different interpretations have now been proposed for the mechanisms of the Oso landslide, one by the GEER team and one by the USGS
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.
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
As the toll from the Oso landslip rises, this post provides some useful resources from a variety of blogs
Seattle is an area that has both a long history of landslides and a long history of landslide research. For example, there is a 1974 USGS report online examining landslides triggered in a 1972 rainfall event. In 1996-7 a series of large storms triggered multiple damaging slides in Seattle. As a result, the USGS and Seattle agreed to start a major project to produce a range of landslide hazard maps …