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Slow-Moving Landslide Threatens Wyoming Town

Resort town of Jackson in danger

(Newser) - A slow-motion disaster continued unfolding in the Wyoming resort town of Jackson today, as a creeping landslide that split a hillside home threatened to swallow up more houses and businesses. The ground beneath the 100-foot hillside had been slowly giving way for almost two weeks before the downward movement accelerated... More »

Disasters: There Needs to Be an App for That

The world needs top-notch science apps: Daniel Miller

(Newser) - Enough with the online shopping and Angry Birds: We need apps just as handy to serve a more noble purpose. Daniel Miller warned of the Washington state mudslide ahead of time, but the information he provided wasn't readily accessible to those who would be affected, he writes in the... More »

Up to 24 Mudslide Victims Found

Disaster spared man, killed wife sitting beside him

(Newser) - Some 16 bodies have now been recovered from a huge mudslide in Washington state and rescuers believe they have spotted at least eight more bodies in the debris. The number listed as missing stood at 176 yesterday but officials believe names have been duplicated and the number has been falling... More »

Experts Warned of 'Catastrophic' Landslide in Wash.

'We’ve known it would happen at some point. We just didn’t know when.'

(Newser) - "This came out of nowhere," a county official said yesterday of the landslide that killed at least 14 and left 176 more missing in Washington. "This was a completely unforseen slide." But geologists have actually been making dire predictions about the hill that collapsed since the... More »

Dad Shielded Daughter in Deadly Rockslide

5 hikers dead in Colorado

(Newser) - Five people were killed and a 13-year-old girl was seriously injured when a rockslide sent 100-ton boulders pouring onto a hiking trail in central Colorado. A deputy says the teen, the lone survivor from the group, told him her father jumped on top of her at the last minute to... More »

Storm Maroons 40K Tourists in Acapulco

All fighting for tickets on the few flights out

(Newser) - Probably not the beach holiday they were hoping for: An estimated 40,000 tourists are stuck in Acapulco, after the Mexican resort was flooded and hit with 13 landslides thanks to Tropical Storm Manuel . Some 2,000 have already been evacuated, but the rest are stuck fighting for a coveted... More »

Body of 2nd 4th-Grader on Deadly Field Trip Found

Boy had been missing since yesterday's mudslide

(Newser) - The body of a boy missing since a rockslide killed a classmate and left two others injured at a Minnesota park yesterday was recovered today. St. Paul's assistant fire chief says crews found the body late in the morning after they came up with a plan for resuming the... More »

Wash. Landslide Sweeps Away Home

Causes 33 others to be evacuated

(Newser) - Geologists and engineers are assessing the stability of a scenic Puget Sound area after a large landside thundered down a hillside, knocking one house off its foundation and threatening others. That heavily damaged home and 33 others were ordered evacuated after the landslide broke loose yesterday in the Ledgewood community... More »

Philippines Typhoon Toll Tops 270

Flash flood kills scores of villagers, soldiers

(Newser) - The death toll from a powerful typhoon in the southern Philippines has climbed to more than 270 people and officials fear many more bodies could be found as rescuers reach hard-hit areas that have been isolated by landslides, floods, and downed communications. At least 151 people have died in the... More »

18 Students Confirmed Dead in China Landslide

Children were making up days missed due to earthquake

(Newser) - There were no survivors from a landslide that buried 18 children inside an elementary school in southwest China yesterday, authorities have confirmed. Rescuers recovered the last child's body from the school in Yunnan province early this morning, reports the AP . One adult is still missing. Yesterday was a holiday... More »

China Landslide Buries 18 in School

At least 5 are dead

(Newser) - A landslide toppled an elementary school building in a mountainous southwest China county today, burying 18 pupils and killing at least five of them. A 19th victim was buried in a house. Another person was seriously injured in the landslide, which occurred in an area ravaged by a deadly earthquake... More »

Wave of Earthquakes Hits Southern China, Killing 50

A hundred thousand more evacuate after series of 5.6 quakes

(Newser) - A string of earthquakes shook southwestern China today, killing at least 50 people and injuring 150 more. At least 100,000 have been forced to evacuate, and more than 20,000 homes have been destroyed, the BBC says, based on Chinese state-run media reports. The quakes hit the mountainous region... More »

Alaska Quietly Has North America's Biggest Landslide

It registered as a 3.4 earthquake

(Newser) - A landslide in Alaska last month may have been the biggest ever in North America—and it almost went completely unnoticed. A pilot happened to fly over the remote valley beneath Lituya Mountain in Glacier Bay National Park this week and snap pictures of the aftermath, the AP reports. A... More »

Landslides Kill 23 in Uganda

At least 6 of the victims are children

(Newser) - Landslides buried homes and killed at least 23 people in an eastern district of Uganda today, says a rescue official. The landslides came after heavy rainfall in Mabono village in the Bulambuli district, 167 miles east of Kampala. The Red Cross has retrieved 15 of the 23 bodies, including those... More »

Terrifying Video Captures South Korea Mudslide

Plus: Residents warned of landmines

(Newser) - The death toll from South Korea's massive landslides has reached 67, with at least 10 still missing, Reuters reports, and this terrifying video shows some of the destruction. In the wake of the flash flooding and mudslides, caused by the heaviest rains in a century, residents were warned to... More »

20 Buried in Chinese Landslide

Workers trapped in dormitory; rescue operation underway

(Newser) - A landslide in southern China trapped more than 20 workers in a makeshift dormitory at a quarry today, AP reports. Rescuers equipped with a pair of excavators are searching for survivors; no deaths or injuries were immediately reported by state media. Heavy rains hit the Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region this... More »

Part of Highway 1 Collapses Toward Sea

Pacific Coast Highway closed for at least a month during busy tourist season

(Newser) - Huge quantities of rock and dirt tumbled from a Big Sur cliff on Wednesday, collapsing a 40-foot stretch of California's Highway 1 toward the ocean. A 2-mile section of the Pacific Coast Highway will likely be impassable for at least a month, the Monterey Herald reports. “We don't want... More »

Landslide Rocks Bolivian Capital

800 families homeless; 5,000 people affected in La Paz disaster

(Newser) - Some 800 families were left homeless after Bolivia’s capital was hit with a “mega-mudslide” yesterday, CNN reports. No deaths or injuries were reported in the La Paz disaster, which was prompted by heavy rains. "So far we are talking about 5,000 (people) affected," said a... More »

More Than 500 Dead in Brazil Landslides, Floods

And the rain that caused them hasn't stopped

(Newser) - Torrential rains continued to pour down on Brazil’s Serrana region today, fueling floods and mudslides that have now killed at least 529 people—a total that’s expected to rise, as rescuers continue to uncover new bodies. “The rain did not stop at dawn and is continuing in... More »

Heavy Rains Kill Hundreds in Brazil

270 die as landslides hit Rio de Janeiro state

(Newser) - Floods and landslides triggered by heavy rains have killed at least 270 people in southern Brazil, and the death toll is expected to rise significantly. Many families were buried as they slept in their mountain town homes near Rio de Janeiro after hillsides collapsed, Reuters reports. "There was no... More »

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