News tagged with landslides

No national system to track landslide hazards

People living in the path of a deadly Washington state landslide had virtually no warning before a wall of mud, trees and other debris thundered down the mountain. Some of the homeowners didn't even know the hillside could ...

dateMar 30, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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Mine landslide triggered quakes

Last year's gigantic landslide at a Utah copper mine probably was the biggest nonvolcanic slide in North America's modern history, and included two rock avalanches that happened 90 minutes apart and surprisingly triggered ...

dateJan 06, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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Landslide sensors may save lives worldwide

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.

dateOct 25, 2013 in Engineering
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