Webinar on Identifying and Reducing Landslide Risk
Geologic Hazards

Webinar: Identifying and Reducing Landslide Risk

The American Geosciences Institute is hosting a webinar on Identifying and Reducing Landslide Risk on April 17, 2019 at 1:00 pm EDT. In this webinar, experts in landslide characterization, mapping, and risk reduction discuss landslide impacts […]

Geologic Hazards

Drones and Natural Disasters

This is my colleague Dimitrios Zekkos, Associate Professor at the University of Michigan, and the founder of Geoengineer.org. He’s talking about his group’s research involving utilizing drones after natural disasters. Cool stuff! [Source: University of […]

2005 La Conchita Landslide
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Landslide Insurance Very Rare

There were just a few sentences in this article/blog post about landslide insurance. Most geoprofessionals realize that home-owners insurance does not cover landslides, floods or most other geologic hazards. But what I found interesting in […]

The OctoKopter hovering on a previous project in Antartica
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Micro-copter UAVs mapping landslide

A professor from the University of Tasmania and as many as 20 of his students are using two ‘OctoKopters’ UAVs or unmanned aerial vehicles to create a detailed 3D map of a landslide in Ranelagh, […]

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Landslides in China – Sichuan and Guangxi

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.