NASA scientists flying over Seward Glacier in Alaska captured dramatic photos of a quake-induced landslide.
The landslide swept away dozens of homes before it created a major flood hazard by dumping mud and rocks into a river.
Government officials said the current death toll was at least 300 and warned it could rise by hundreds more, after initial reports suggested that as many as 2,500 people may have died.
The mudslide, at least 135 feet wide and 180 feet deep, plowed through homes and blocked a major river.
A landslide in a remote part of Alaska was detected first by a new seismic signature method, then confirmed by satellites. Continue reading →
If melting ice caps trigger rapid sea level rise, the strain that the edges of continents could experience might set off underwater landslides.
At least 6,000 are dead and some 240 villages were destroyed or crippled by June landslides and flash floods in northern India. Continue reading →
The massive landslide happened in one of the biggest open-pit mines in the world. Continue reading →
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