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Deadly Washington Landslide Was Not Caused By An Earthquake: USGS
2014-03-27 11:11:19

[ Watch the Video: Landslide Hazards ] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A large landslide in northwest Washington that buried some 30 houses and killed at least two dozen people on March 22, 2014 may have been erroneously blamed on a minor earthquake that reportedly struck the area several days prior to the disaster. Shortly after a press briefing by Snohomish County Emergency Management’s John Pennington was issued on Tuesday announcing that a 1.1 magnitude...

2013-06-07 23:18:57

Mudlsides occur in every state throughout the year. A water damage restoration provider explains what causes them and how they can be avoided. Cleveland OH (PRWEB) June 07, 2013 Restoration Local, one of the leading providers of water damage repair and restoration in the United States, is offering tips to property owners on protection against mudslides. Like floods, mudslides occur across the country and any time of year, and may pose serious threats to those caught in their path....

Landslides For 2010 Confirmed By NASA's TRMM Satellite
2012-11-28 08:46:46

NASA A NASA study using TRMM satellite data revealed that the year 2010 was a particularly bad year for landslides around the world. A recent NASA study published in the October issue of the Journal of Hydrometeorology compared satellite rain data from NASA´s Tropical Rainfall Measurement Mission (TRMM) to landslides in central eastern China, Central America and the Himalayan Arc, three regions with diverse climates and topography where rainfall-triggered landslides are frequent...

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2010-02-22 07:01:25

Experts fear that Italy may be facing more landslide threats in populated areas after thousands were forced to evacuate their homes in two southern towns earlier this month. Torrential rains in southern Italy were to blame for the landslides that left thousands of people homeless in the towns of Maierato in Calabria and San Fratello in Sicily. Experts say the density of populations in at-risk areas and the lack of awareness for geological risks both contribute to the recurring tragedies....

2008-09-14 12:00:19

Chinese provincial officials were removed from their jobs Sunday as officials said the death toll from last week's deadly Shanxi mudslide reached 254. Meng Xuenong, governor of Shanxi Province, tendered his resignation and Zhang Jianmin, the province's vice governor, was removed from his post at a Communist Party congress Sunday, the state-run Chinese news agency Xinhua reported. The mudslide struck Monday at the Tashan Mine in Shanxi Province when a retaining wall holding back a storage...

2008-09-12 15:00:23

About 90 percent of the area covered by a deadly mudslide at a Chinese mine has been searched, an official said Friday as the death toll rose to 178. More than 2,000 searchers have been combing the hillside below a pond used for spoil from the Tashan Mine in Shanxi Province, Xinhua, the official government news agency, reported. Shanxi Provincial Government Secretary-General Wang Qingxian said that the search for bodies and survivors was nearing completion. A retaining wall burst Monday...

2008-09-11 15:00:29

At least 13 people involved with an illegal ore mine where a deadly mudslide occurred could face criminal charges, Chinese officials said Thursday. The death toll in the disaster in Shanxi Province increased to 151 with 35 injured, Xinhua, the official government news agency reported. A retaining wall of a reservoir holding mining spoil burst Monday morning after heavy rains, sending rocks and mud spilling down a mountainside in Linfen City, Xiangfen County. The mudslide hit an office...

2008-08-11 18:00:43

AT LEAST 31 people died in a mudslide at a gold mine in Burkina Faso. State radio said heavy rains caused the landslide in the mining village of Boussoukoula in southwest Burkina Faso. Rescue teams were digging to try to find survivors. Poor villagers risk their lives down deep shafts at thousands of informal mine workings in West Africa trying to find gold. The mines are especially treacherous during monsoon season. (c) 2008 Evening Mail; Birmingham (UK). Provided by ProQuest...

2008-08-02 03:00:15

By Alfred Lee SIERRA MADRE - County officials have authorized the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works to step in and begin a $2.4million emergency construction project to install mudflow protection measures in Sierra Madre. The Board of Supervisors approved the department's plans to enlarge the Sturtevant Debris Basin and its debris dam and to install three rail and timber structures at various locations in the city. The construction, approved by the supervisors Tuesday, is...

2008-07-31 21:00:22

SIERRA MADRE - County officials have authorized the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works to step in and begin a $2.4 million project dedicated to the emergency construction of mudflow protection measures in Sierra Madre. On Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors approved the department's plans to enlarge the Sturtevant Debris Basin and its debris dam and to install three rail and timber structures at various locations in Sierra Madre to protect against mudflow. The city is also...