The powerful aftershock that struck Nepal today (May 12) could trigger deadly landslides on slopes already weakened by the April 25 earthquake, experts said.
New NASA space technology is helping researchers track rain and snowfall across the globe and predict cyclones, landslides and floods. Continue reading →
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.
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