NASA scientists are building an open global inventory of landslides with the goal of improving predictive models for landslides. The data is crowd-sourced and some are scraped from news sources as well. Anyone can download the data in various formats as well as their open-source predictive model. The model relies on an initial landslide susceptibility analysis and depending on the susceptibility, satelite-based estimates of rainfall are used to issue a moderate- or high-hazard “nowcast”. More info at NASA’s Landslide page.
A preliminary investigation report notes that “land subsidence” was the cause of a June 7th pipeline explosion near Moundsville, West Virginia, in other words, a landslide. An 83-foot section of the 36-inch diameter pipeline was […]