Londa and Bret Edwards were clearing debris from Idaho’s Highway 14 when things took a serious turn.
A substantial landslide closed part of Washington state’s highway this week. The more impressive part? This mess is going to take days to weeks to clean up.
How big is this landslide in China’s Tonzang valley? Big. So big that it created many (many!) new lakes. So big that, at just one of its three major points of origin, it shifted 395 million (million!) tons of earth. But it didn’t just happen—it actually occurred back in July. So why are we only seeing it now?
A major shallow earthquake hit near Kathmandu in Nepal just before noon on Saturday local time. Between high population densities, intense prolonged shaking, unstable slopes, and inadequate buildings, this has the makings of a very nasty disaster.
There's a rather dramatic landslide in progress in Val Parghera, Switzerland, but you wouldn't necessarily know it by just looking at it. Thankfully, there's now a stop-motion video showing its movements over the past 21 months.
It happened this Monday in Hoquiam, Washington: A landslide caused by the heavy rain now affecting the region—which "has prompted the National Weather Service to issue a flood watch for much of Western Washington"—knocked an entire house off its foundation, moving it several feet towards the street.
The landslide in March of this year that buried the community of Oso, Washington killed 43 people. That makes it the deadliest landslide in American history, and yet it happened in almost totally unremarkable circumstances. So, what happened and can we do to reduce the risk of future landslides?
Your odds of death by landslide are one in a million per year. If you get caught in one, you can't do much to increase your odds of survival. Luckily, landslides frequently give warning before collapsing. These are a few precursors to a landslide, telling you to run before it's too late.
After experiencing an inordinate amount of rain over a 24 hour period, a street in Baltimore collapsed in a landslide, sending at least 10 cars down a steep bank onto the railroad tracks below.
Everywhere has disasters. In the United States, this ranges from earthquakes on the west coast, hurricanes on the east coast, and tornadoes in-between. The only question is which ones you can tolerate, and how you prepare for them.
The U.S. Geological Survey has posted a pair of before-and-after Landsat photographs for the landslide in Oso, Washington. The landslide collapsed on March 22nd, burying the community of Oso and briefly blocking the river.
On March 22nd, a massive landslide buried a town in the state of Washington. It is the most deadly landslide within the United States in a decade, and we knew it could happen. Living in the path of impending catastrophe is a choice we all make daily, but that doesn't make it easy.
This video—captured today by a car dashboard cam in Taiwan—is insane. Watch as the car ahead almost gets crushed by a landslide and then by the insanely gigantic boulder that always smashes Wyle E. Coyote. Check out the other side:
The torrential rains in South Korea have set off flash floods and landslides throughout the country, killing 41 people and sending 12 missing. It's horrible out there and with landslides like the one above, it's hard to feel safe.
Imagine buying your dream house and gradually losing it to a slow-moving landslide. For Jim and Charity Marlatt of Keene, NY, this is a living nightmare they face every day.
The sinkhole that opened the Gates of Hell in Guatemala is nothing compared to the astonishing landslide that destroyed Manaus port, on the Rio Grande riverside. Land liquefied and the river ate it all, humans and their industry included.