"The causes of landslides are not a mystery to mankind. Layers of rock and soil such that rain running along a clay or rock layer can create a slippery surface for the weight of the layers above it is a common cause. A rock jumble from previous mountain building, broken or fractured rock easily dislodged. We have stated that the earthquakes man experiences between the periodic passages of Planet X can be considered aftershocks from the last passage, and this is true of landslides also. Mountain building rumples the landscape, so the land is not flat but has steep ravines and hill sides. Older mountain ranges are recognized for their rounded or smoothed appearance, because of frequent landslides distributing the rubble.

"As we approach another passage, another Pole Shift, the pace of landslides has picked up. Why would this be? Plates under pressure will put pressure on regions that contain rumpled hillsides and deep ravines, as these give more readily than strictly flat land, thus act as a weak link. In addition, due to the wobble, the weather has gotten more extreme, with drought and deluge increasing in extremes. Dry ground, suddenly flooded with rainwater needing to seek its level as runoff, will create internal water slides between the rock and soil layers that constitute the rumpled hillsides. Is there an early warning system that mankind could use? The trembles that soil about to slide emits could be detected, yes. These are not earthquakes, and have their own frequency. "

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Comment by Andrey Eroshin on March 1, 2014 at 4:47pm
Comment by Howard on February 25, 2014 at 1:32am

Massive Landslide in Alaska (Feb 16)
(This is a supplement to the Glacier Bay landslide reported earlier by Tracie Crespo.)

A commercial pilot has captured images of a massive, snow-strewn landslide that cascaded down a slope in remote southeastern Alaska last week, providing the first on-the-ground evidence of what geologists think might be the world's largest natural landslide since 2010.

The sediment stretched more than four miles down the mountain, and the slide was triggered on a near-vertical mountain face 9,200 feet high.

The landslide occurred on the flank of Mount La Perouse.

Interestingly, this is within 10 km of the hisoric Mount Lituya landslide that occurred in June 2012. (see below)

Columbia University geologists detected the reverberations of what they thought was a landslide on Sunday, Feb. 16, from remote seismic instruments, but had not received on-the-ground confirmation until pilot Drake Olson decided to go searching for the evidence on Friday (Feb. 21). He searched using rough GPS data that the geologists had collected, a blogger for the American Geophysical Union reported today (Feb. 24).

Olson struggled to see the ground through cloud cover at first, but says that the fallen rocks were easy to detect once they came into view.

"It stands out like a sore thumb," Olson told Live Science. "It's a big rubble field and a big gash on the side of the mountain, and everything else is pretty much white, so it's not hard to spot."

The scientists estimate that the slump contains roughly 68 million metric tons of rock, which is equivalent to roughly 40 million SUVs, geologist Colin Stark, a researcher at Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, told Live Science last week.

The geologists estimate that the landslide started at roughly 9,800 feet (3,000 meters) above sea level on a nearly vertical cliff, and then ran for roughly 3 miles (4.8 kilometers), wrote AGU blogger David Petley, who is also a professor of hazard and risk at Durham University in the United Kingdom.

The landslide churned up a lot of ice and snow, and appears to be as much as 43 feet (13 meters) thick in some locations. But fresh snow has already begun to bury and hide the landslide, the scientists say.

The researchers have yet to release satellite images that will further help analyze the rocky scar in the snow, but tentatively say that this could be the largest natural landslide since 2010 — a year when a series of large events occurred within Pakistan and the Himalayas.

Sources

http://www.livescience.com/43632-massive-landslide-in-alaska.html

http://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/

http://www.weather.com/news/alaska-landslide-images-20140225

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on February 24, 2014 at 6:45pm

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/isola-2000-two-children-cru...

Two sleeping children crushed to death by giant boulder which destroyed French ski chalet

The youngsters, aged seven and 10, were staying near to the resort of Isola 2000 when a landslide occurred around 5am this morning

Two children have been killed after a giant boulder crushed their ski chalet as they slept.

The youngsters were staying near to the resort of Isola 2000, in the French Alps, when the tragedy happened in the early hours of this morning.

A landslide occurred around 5am which sent the boulder crashing onto the chalet, crushing the children, aged seven and 10, to death.

Jean-Marie Bogini, the mayor of the village of Isola, told reporters: "It happened in a chalet on the outskirts of the village. There was a landslide.

"There were seven people in the house – five adults and two children."

Two families were staying at the chalet when the landslide happened. Some of the adults managed to escape but the children were trapped.

None of those involved have been identified yet.

Gendarme Commander Gael Marchand said: "Three of the survivors managed to get out of the rubble alone, while the remaining two had to be freed by the emergency service."

A landslide occurred around 5am which sent the boulder crashing onto the chalet, crushing the children, aged seven and 10, to death.

Jean-Marie Bogini, the mayor of the village of Isola, told reporters: "It happened in a chalet on the outskirts of the village. There was a landslide.

"There were seven people in the house – five adults and two children."

Two families were staying at the chalet when the landslide happened. Some of the adults managed to escape but the children were trapped.

None of those involved have been identified yet.

Gendarme Commander Gael Marchand said: "Three of the survivors managed to get out of the rubble alone, while the remaining two had to be freed by the emergency service."




Comment by Andrey Eroshin on February 22, 2014 at 7:09pm
Comment by Tracie Crespo on February 22, 2014 at 4:17am

Huge landslide strikes near Glacier Bay in Southeast Alaska - February 16

http://www.alaskadispatch.com/article/20140220/huge-landslide-strik...

A huge landslide tumbled down a mountain in southeast Alaska near Glacier Bay early Sunday morning.

Sunday’s slide appears to have come down the flanks of 10,728-foot Mount La Perouse at 5:24 a.m. local time and flowed in the east-northeast direction, said Colin Stark, a Columbia University geologist who helped develop a new system to detect major landslides around the world using satellite imagery. Calculations of mass suggest it sent about 68 million metric tons of debris down a mountain slope, though that is a “pretty rough estimate,” he said in a telephone interview. "To put in concrete terms, the mass was equivalent to about 190 Empire State Buildings."

Comment by Tracie Crespo on February 17, 2014 at 2:00am

Eastbound U.S. 30 near Portland blocked by landslide that caused rollover crash http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2014/02/eastbound_us_3...

021514.hwy30_mp11.1.jpg

Comment by Andrey Eroshin on February 16, 2014 at 7:36pm

20.01.14. In the Comune of Barga there are still problems on the roads up to Albiano but the main point of interest has been up on the old road to Renaio and in particular at Piaggiagrande where a massive landslide during the night covering more than 300 metres has meant that two houses have had to be evacuated and emergency services are closely monitoring the situation.
http://www.barganews.com/2014/01/20/rain-stopped-damage-assessed/

http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=auto&tl=en&a...
http://firenze.repubblica.it/cronaca/2014/01/20/foto/maltempo_evacu...

Comment by Andrey Eroshin on February 16, 2014 at 10:59am
Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on February 16, 2014 at 3:44am

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-dorset-26210501

15 February 2014 Last updated at 12:55 ET

East Beach at West Bay cordoned off after landslide

Landslip at West BayEmergency services were unsure if anyone was trapped underneath the landslip

Part of a Dorset beach has been cordoned off following a "large" cliff fall, Portland Coastguard has said.

The landslip on East Cliff Beach, West Bay, happened at about 14:30 GMT.

Coastguards, the fire service and police were at the scene and people have been urged to stay away from the cliffs.

It is not yet known if anyone was hurt. A coastguard helicopter was used "to determine the state of the remaining cliffs", Solent Coastguard said.

Watch manager Andy Jenkins said: "We did have a report that two people were missing in the area, but they have now been accounted for."

He added Dorset County Council were sending a geologist to assess the site.

The slip at the East Cliff of East Beach is about a mile along the coast from where Charlotte Blackman, from Derbyshire, died in the Burton Bradstock landslip in 2012.

Comment by Tracie Crespo on February 15, 2014 at 3:05am

Landslides, crashes lead to long commute in the Gorge 

http://www.kptv.com/story/24722109/landslides-crashes-lead-to-night...

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