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21 February 2014

Emergency assessment of wildfire debris flow potential

The USGS has a new web-based tool for disseminating information about debris flow potential for areas affected by wildfires

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30 January 2013

A call for landslide photos for the USGS library archive

. Lynn Highland, a Geographer with the Landslide Program of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is joining the USGS Library in a project to compile an archive of copyright free, high-resolution (if possible) photographs of all aspects of landslides. These contributed photos would be archived permanently with, and obtainable through, the USGS Library website, which can be accessed here: http://libraryphoto.cr.usgs.gov/index.html The photographs archived at the library are public domain and …

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3 October 2012

Landslide expert Earl Brabb has died

The renowned landslide geologist Earl Brabb, who worked for the USGS for 40 years, has recently died.

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20 June 2012

Did you see a landslide?

The USGS have created a new web based tool to allow users to help to generate a database of landslides

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2 August 2010

Images of landslides triggered by the Haiti earthquake

The USGS have posted a set of images taken by Randy Jibson and Ed Harp of landslides triggered by the Haiti earthquake earlier this year.  The images may be found here: http://landslides.usgs.gov/learning/photos/international/haiti_earthquake-induced_landslides__january_12__2010 Although the occurrence of landslides was certainly lower than we might have expected, there are some interesting landslides included: A useful resource and a salient reminder of the threats that the people of Haiti face during this hurricane …

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11 March 2009

USGS educational video on landslides in the San Francisco Bay Area

Thanks to the Geology blog In Terra Veritas for highlighting a USGS video on landslides in the San Francisco Bay area. The video is a useful teaching / background resource, especially in terms of the way that it highlights the impacts of landslides on home owners, which is easily forgotten by both students and their teachers. The video compares two different slides; first, the Love Creek Heights landslide in the …

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