In Sichuan Province, China, they were still in the recovery process from the devastating 2008 earthquake when a series of landslides, rockfall, mudslides and flooding has hit the region. Dave’s Landslide Blog has excellent coverage as usual on the slide pictured here, which blocked a major road, hindering rescue efforts. (Photo Xinhua/Jiang Hongjing)
A remarkable video of the aftermath of a bridge destroyed by one of these rockfall / landslide events is shown below. The destruction is pretty profound. (Via Geology.com)
Also on Dave’s blog, a landslide in Guangxi caused a train to derail, killing 4 people and injuring 50. My heart truly goes out to the people of those portions of China, particularly in Sichuan as they have been through so much.
The Geological Society of America recently announced a new publication titled: Landslides and Engineering Geology of the Seattle, Washington Area edited by Rex L. Baum, Jonathan W. Godt and Lynn M. Highland. This volume brings […]
A collection of geologic hazard photos from the NOAA National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC). Many of these photos were originally 35mm slide sets made available to educators and others. Now you can download them. Only […]