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Bitter Springs Landslide
February 24, 2013 | Arizona Geology Blog

A section of Highway 89 between Page and Flagstaff was damaged by a slide. The Arizona Geology Blog has several posts about the slide.

A larger collection of photos is posted on the Arizona Department of Transportation’s Facebook page.

Dave Petley has geological commentary on The Landslide Blog.

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Sinkholes in Arizona
March 10, 2013 | Tucson Citizen
The Tucson Citizen has an article about sinkholes in Arizona. Like in Florida, karst features in Arizona can develop over limestone, but gypsum and salt can also support karst topography. Publications from the Arizona Geological Survey include: Home Buyer's Guide to Geologic Hazards in Arizona Land Subsidence and Earth Fissures in Arizona

Natural Hazard Viewer for Arizona
September 24, 2013 | Arizona Geological Survey
The interactive Natural Hazard Viewer focuses on four hazards common to Arizona — geologic faults and earthquakes, earth fissures, floods and wildfire. Each hazard is described in detail and displayed as a layer on a map. Moreover, the natural hazard information is dynamic; site updates will occur as new or revised hazard data becomes available. Editor's Comment: Every state geological survey should have one of these!

Landslides in Southern Asia
July 18, 2013 | The Landslide Blog
The Landslide Blog has descriptions and photos for a number of recent landslides that have occurred in response to tropical storms in southern Asia. Scan down the homepage and note the diverse locations.

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