Landslides in Italy|
December 8, 2013 | The Telegraph
The Telegraph has a video that shows some of the damage caused by a massive landslide in Italy that occurred during heavy rains and flooding.
Landslide Mapping Needed in North Carolina|
November 26, 2013 | WSPA.com
Hundreds of landslides occur every year in North Carolina but lawmakers have almost eliminated a program that can help developers avoid building homes, commercial and public buildings on ancient landslides and slide-prone areas. It can also help the state highway department and utility companies avoid building roads and pipelines across ancient landslides and slide-prone areas. This one-time job was costing about $350,000 per year and would only require mapping the western part of the state where most landslides occur.
In a 24-year period landslides in the state killed 7 people and destroyed 85 homes. Not available is how much is spent on repairs to roads and utilities. The annual cost of these is undoubtedly many times the cost of the landslide mapping program – which is temporary.
The economics of this project suggests that millions per year should be spent to get it done as quickly as possible – but lawmakers decided to cut it.
Glacial Till or Weathered Shale or Simply a Steep Slope?|
November 19, 2013 | KSHB.com
There is a disagreement over what caused a landslide that damaged homes in a Kansas City development.
Wildfire Areas at Risk for Flash Floods and Debris Flows|
November 11, 2013 | USGS
Although USGS does a lot of work related to wildfires, they also have a prominent role in providing information about flash flooding and debris flows in areas that have been burned.
More Problems at Paseo del Mar Landslide?|
November 11, 2013 | DailyBreeze.com
“A newly unearthed crack in the Paseo del Mar landslide area has reignited debate over a $28.8 million plan to reconnect the collapsed roadway.” Quoted from DailyBreeze.com.
Kedarnath Debris Flow Disaster|
November 4, 2013 | The Landslide Blog
Dave Petley has posted a set of photos of a debris flow that overran the town of Kedarnath, India taken by Vaibhav Kaul.
Tumbi Quarry Landslide in Papua New Guinea|
November 4, 2013 | The Landslide Blog
Dave Petley has a summary post about the Tumbi Quarry landslide that occurred in Papua New Guinea in January, 2012, killing at least 25 people.
Inexpensive Landslide Sensors|
October 29, 2013 | University of Alabama in Huntsville
“Using technology found in cell phones, inexpensive sensors being tested at Monte Sano State Park might one day soon save lives by giving advance warning of deadly landslides in at-risk areas around the world.” Quoted from the University of Alabama in Huntsville press release.
Hazard: Landslides Triggered by Earthquakes in Seattle|
October 23, 2013 | University of Washington
“The next big earthquake on the Seattle Fault could trigger destructive landslides in the city, potentially affecting a much larger area than previously thought, and in areas outside those currently considered to be landslide prone.” Quoted from the University of Washington press release.
Landslide Near the University of British Columbia|
October 15, 2013 | University of British Columbia
A landslide about 100 yards wide occurred on a shoreline near the University of British Columbia campus in Vancouver.
Most Popular News Items for September 2013|
October 6, 2013 | Geology.com
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Vajont Dam Disaster 50th Anniversary|
October 1, 2013 | The Landslide Blog
Next week marks the 50th anniversary of the Vajont Dam disaster. The Landslide Blog links to web resources about the event.
La Pintada Landslide in Mexico|
September 26, 2013 | The Landslide Blog
Dave Petley, author of The Landslide Blog, has a collection of images and commentary on the La Pintada Landslide in Mexico.
Storms Attack Mexico from East and West|
September 17, 2013 | TheGuardian.com
Two storms, Hurricane Ingrid and tropical storm Manuel poured heavy rain on Mexico causing floods and landslides that have killed at least 21 people.
Arizona Man Injured in Rockslide|
September 11, 2013 | Arizona Daily Sun
A man was seriously injured when he was struck by a large boulder that slid down the side of a hill in Coconino County, Arizona.
Mudslides Near Timpanogos Cave|
September 10, 2013 | Caving News
Mudslides blocking roads stranded about 150 people at the visitor center of Timpanogos Cave National Monument in Utah.
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Clearing the Bingham Canyon Landslide|
September 6, 2013 | KSL.com
An 1800-ton shovel has been moved to the Bingham Canyon Mine where a 165 million-ton landslide brought production to a halt. So far they have removed 6 million tons from the head of the slide.
Detecting Large Landslides in Remote Areas|
September 4, 2013 | NASA Earth Observatory
“Even when they occur in remote areas, large landslides can dam rivers and lead to devastating downstream floods. [...]
Automated earthquake detection systems are tuned to monitor intense, “short-period” waves produced by sudden slips along tectonic faults. Landslides produce seismic waves as well, though their short-period signal is weak. Instead, they make powerful long-period waves that are sometimes detectable at great distances.” Quoted from the Earth Observatory article.
Popular for August 2013|
September 3, 2013 | Geology.com
40 Maps that Explain the World
A Spanish Fort in the Appalachians in 1567?
12-Year-Old Finds a 5-Carat Diamond in Arkansas
Sinkhole in Western Kansas
Rare Eruption of Steamboat Geyser
Origin of the Antarctica Ice Sheet?
Frozen Landslides in Alaska
Solar Magnetic Field is about to Flip?
Flash Flooding Near Page, Arizona
Dashboard Cam Captures Massive Rock Fall|
September 1, 2013 | The Telegraph
In northern Taiwan an enormous rock misses a car by perhaps one or two feet. The incident was captured by the dashboard cam of a following car. See the video on The Telegraph website.