Latest Landslides and mudslides News

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...

In Indonesia, deforestation is intensifying disasters from severe weather and climate change

Mar. 30, 2024 16:36 PM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Roads turned to murky brown rivers, homes were swept away by strong currents and bodies were pulled from mud during deadly flash floods and landslides after torrential rains hit West Sumatra in early March, marking one of the latest deadly natural disasters in Indonesia....

Memorial at site of deadliest landslide in US history opens on 10th anniversary

Mar. 22, 2024 23:25 PM EDT

OSO, Wash. (AP) — The small community of Oso, Washington, on Friday inaugurated a memorial honoring the 43 people killed at the site 10 years ago in the deadliest landslide in U.S. history. Hundreds gathered there for a ceremony at the 2-acre (8,000-square-meter) memorial. The a...

10 years after the deadliest US landslide, climate change is increasing the danger

Mar. 20, 2024 13:45 PM EDT

OSO, Wash. (AP) — After the mountainside collapsed, obliterating a neighborhood and 43 lives in the worst landslide disaster in U.S. history, Jessica Pzsonka made a promise -– to herself, to her bereft parents and to her late sister, who was buried along with two young sons, her husband and...

Things to know about the risk of landslides in the US

Mar. 20, 2024 00:22 AM EDT

OSO, Wash. (AP) — Landslides occur around the world and have helped shape the Earth as we know it. They tend to garner little notice when they strike in remote, unpopulated areas, but they also have the potential to cause immense catastrophes. The landslide that destroyed a rural...

A southeast Alaska community wrestles with a deadly landslide's impact

Mar. 20, 2024 00:14 AM EDT

WRANGELL, Alaska (AP) — Jamie Roberts and her husband felt lucky when they found an A-frame cabin on forest-draped Wrangell Island in southeast Alaska, where they could settle on a few acres and have some chickens. A stretch of highway a few miles north, the only road into town,...

Landslide destroys Los Angeles home and threatens at least 2 others

Mar. 14, 2024 05:18 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A landslide reduced a Los Angeles house under renovation to a jumble of lumber, pulled the pool and deck away from a second home, and left the pool at a third residence on the edge of a huge fissure early Wednesday. The slide occurred just before 3 a.m. in...

At least 36 die in Pakistan as heavy winter rains collapse buildings and trigger landslides

Mar. 03, 2024 08:37 AM EST

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Heavy rains that swept across Pakistan have left at least 36 people dead and 50 others injured, collapsed houses and triggered landslides that blocked roads, particularly in the northwest, authorities said Sunday. Mostly women and children were among 30...

2 children were killed when a hillside collapsed along a Northern California river

Feb. 23, 2024 16:50 PM EST

SHASTA LAKE, Calif. (AP) — Two children were killed when a hillside collapsed along a river in Northern California, which has been hit by a series of winter storms. The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement that the two victims were caught in the debris and fell down...