Latest Landslides and mudslides News

Papua New Guinea government says more than 2,000 people were killed in Friday's landslide

May. 27, 2024 02:13 AM EDT
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Papua New Guinea government says more than 2,000 people were killed in Friday's landslide.

UN's migration agency estimates more than 670 killed in Papua New Guinea landslide

May. 26, 2024 03:47 AM EDT
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — UN's migration agency estimates more than 670 killed in Papua New Guinea landslide.

California's scenic Highway 1 to Big Sur opens to around-the-clock travel as slide repair advances

May. 17, 2024 13:02 PM EDT

BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) — A section of California's scenic Highway 1 leading to the famous Big Sur coast reopened to around-the-clock traffic Friday after stabilization of a storm-triggered rockslide that dropped a chunk of one lane into the ocean and hampered tourism. The gap has yet...

Puerto Rico declares state of emergency as persistent rains unleash heavy flooding and landslides

May. 09, 2024 10:25 AM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Puerto Rico’s governor has declared a state of emergency following heavy rains, widespread flooding and landslides in the U.S. territory. One person has been reported missing. Gov. Pedro Pierluisi also activated the National Guard on Wednesday to help...

Flood and landslide hit Indonesia's Sulawesi island, killing 14

May. 04, 2024 00:22 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A flood and a landslide hit Indonesia’s Sulawesi island, killing 14 people, officials said Saturday. Torrential rain pounding the area since Thursday triggered a landslide in Luwu district in South Sulawesi province, said local rescue chief Mexianus...

13 killed as heavy rains unleash landslide in Haiti, force planes near Puerto Rico to land elsewhere

May. 03, 2024 16:55 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — At least 13 people died in northern Haiti following two days of heavy rains, officials said. The majority of the deaths were caused by a landslide in the southeastern region of the coastal city of Cap-Haitien, according to a Thursday statement by...

Bodies of 3-year-old girl and her mother recovered after Indonesian landslides that killed 20

Apr. 16, 2024 01:09 AM EDT

TANA TORAJA, Indonesia (AP) — Rescuers recovered the bodies of a 3-year-old girl and her mother, the last victims still missing after landslides killed 20 on Indonesia’s Sulawesi Island, authorities said Tuesday. The steep, muddy terrain blocked heavy equipment from coming in,...

Bodies of 3-year-old girl and her mother recovered after Indonesia landslides that killed 20

Apr. 15, 2024 22:55 PM EDT

TANA TORAJA, Indonesia (AP) — Rescuers recovered the bodies of a 3-year-old girl and her mother who were the last victims still missing after landslides on Indonesia’s Sulawesi Island that killed 20 people, authorities said Tuesday. Both of them were found close to each other,...

At least 14 dead and 3 missing as landslides hit Indonesia's Sulawesi island

Apr. 14, 2024 06:30 AM EDT

TANA TORAJA, Indonesia (AP) — Torrential rains triggered landslides on Indonesia’s Sulawesi island, killing at least 14 people and leaving three others missing, officials said Sunday. Mud fell from surrounding hills onto four houses just before midnight Saturday in the Tana...

Rescue teams in Taiwan searching for family feared trapped in rockslide following earthquake

Apr. 05, 2024 02:34 AM EDT

HUALIEN, Taiwan (AP) — Rescue teams are searching for a family of five feared trapped in a rockslide following Taiwan’s biggest earthquake in 25 years, which has left at least 12 dead. Two bodies have been found in the Taroko National Park, a tourist attraction famous for its...