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3 January 2018

Rattlesnake Ridge: a large failure forming in Washington State, USA

Over the last three months a large tension crack has developed on Rattlesnake Ridge south of Yakima in Washington State, USA, defining a landslide with a volume of about 3 million cubic metres

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5 May 2017

The Van Zandt landslide: another great example of landslide mapping using LIDAR

The Van Zandt landslide in Washington State: the value of LIDAR for mapping landslides in densely vegetated and difficult landscapes

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11 March 2015

Oso landslide: a new video five minutes after failure

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

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20 October 2014

2015 AEG Shlemon Specialty Conference – “Time to Face the Landslide Hazard Dilemma: Bridging Science, Policy, Public Safety, and Potential Loss”

The 2015 Shlemon Specialty Conference, organised by the Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists, is entitled “Time to Face the Landslide Hazard Dilemma: Bridging Science, Policy, Public Safety, and Potential Loss”.

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2 April 2014

The Oso (Steelhead) landslide in Washington State – could it have been foreseen?

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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28 March 2014

The Oso (Steelhead) landslide: mechanisms of movement and the challenges of recovering the victims

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

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24 March 2014

Oso landslip: useful resources and the rising human cost

As the toll from the Oso landslip rises, this post provides some useful resources from a variety of blogs

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23 March 2014

Oso landslide in Washington State: three people killed and the river is blocked

A large landslide near Oso in Washington State, USA, yesterday has killed 3 people and left at least 5 seriously injured.

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23 October 2013

Review of a paper: landslide scenarios for a large Seattle earthquake

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

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9 September 2013

A large mudflow at Stehekin in Washington State, USA

The North Cascades National Park Service has released some dramatic photographs of a debris flow that struck Stehekin in Washington State on Thursday

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