Latest Landslides and mudslides News

A bulldozer clears out the road damaged by landslide to access a village swamped by another landslide in Quang Nam province, Vietnam on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. Typhoon Molave slammed into Vietnam with destructive force Wednesday, sinking two fishing boats with 26 crew members in what was feared to be the most powerful storm to hit the country in 20 years. (Bui Van Lanh/VNA via AP)

Typhoon, landslides leave 35 dead, dozens missing in Vietnam

Oct. 29, 2020 7:10 AM EDT

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A typhoon that officials said was the most powerful to hit Vietnam in 20 years blew away from the country on Thursday after setting off landslides, sinking boats and knocking out power to at least 1.7 million people. At least 35 people were killed and more than 50 were missing, state...

Vietnamese state media say landslides set off by typhoon have killed at least eight people with 42 others missing

Oct. 28, 2020 10:55 PM EDT
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnamese state media say landslides set off by typhoon have killed at least eight people with 42 others missing.
Military personnel inspect the site of a landslide at a coal mine in Muara Enim, South Sumatra, Indonesia, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020. Intense rains caused a landslide at the mine that killed a number of miners, authorities said Thursday. (AP Photo)

Heavy rain causes landslide in Indonesia, killing 11 miners

Oct. 22, 2020 4:43 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Intense rains caused a landslide at a coal mine on Indonesia's Sumatra island that killed 11 miners, authorities said Thursday. The slide occurred Wednesday in a mine tunnel about 20 meters (65 feet) deep at Tanjung Lalang village in Muara Enim district of South Sumatra province,...

FILE - In this Monday, April 26, 2010, aerial file photo taken over the Gulf of Mexico, weathered oil is seen near the coast of Louisiana from a leaking pipeline that resulted from the explosion and collapse of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig a week earlier. Environmental groups have asked a federal court to toss out the government's assessment of oil and gas activity's likely effects on endangered species in the Gulf of Mexico. A lawsuit filed Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, says the report doesn’t consider the likelihood of another catastrophic oil spill like BP's Deepwater Horizon spill of 2010. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

Suit: Feds ignore risk of huge spills to endangered species

Oct. 21, 2020 1:21 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Environmental groups asked a federal court Wednesday to throw out the Trump administration's assessment of oil and gas activity’s likely effects on endangered species in the Gulf of Mexico, saying it dismisses the chance of another disastrous blowout like the BP spill of 2010. ...

Landslide in northern Pakistan buries bus, 16 killed

Oct. 18, 2020 12:57 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A landslide in northern Pakistan on Sunday buried a minibus under tons of mud and rock, killing all 16 people on board, police said. Rescue workers dug for hours in hopes of finding survivors, but called off the search late Sunday after recovering 16 bodies, including the driver and four...

An army officer stands at the site of a landslide at a forest ranger outpost in Thua Thien-Hue province, Vietnam, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. Rescuers recovered the bodies of 11 army personnel and two other people who were buried in the landslide while trying to reach victims of another landslide, state media reported Friday, Oct. 16, 2020. (Tran Le Lam/VNA via AP)

Vietnam landslide hits army camp, buries 22 personnel

Oct. 18, 2020 1:44 AM EDT

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A landslide in central Vietnam on Sunday buried at least 22 army personnel, just a week after another landslide killed 13 as heavy rains continued to pound the region, state media reported. The latest landslide sent rock and earth crushing into an army camp at the foot of a mountain...

Ray Lopez delivers supplies to Mountain Mike's Pizza in the Montclair district of Oakland, Calif., where power is turned off, on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. Pacific Gas & Electric has cut power to portions of Northern California hoping to prevent wildfires during hot, windy weather throughout the region. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

Trump changes course, approves California relief for 6 fires

Oct. 16, 2020 11:34 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — President Donald Trump's administration abruptly reversed course and approved California's application for disaster relief funds to clean up damage from six recent deadly and destructive blazes that have scorched the state, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Friday. “Just got off the...

An army officer stands at the site of a landslide at a forest ranger outpost in Thua Thien-Hue province, Vietnam, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. Rescuers recovered the bodies of 11 army personnel and two other people who were buried in the landslide while trying to reach victims of another landslide, state media reported Friday, Oct. 16, 2020. (Tran Le Lam/VNA via AP)

Bodies of 13 rescuers recovered from Vietnam landslide

Oct. 16, 2020 2:04 AM EDT

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Rescuers in Vietnam recovered the bodies of 11 army personnel and two other people who were buried in a landslide while trying to reach victims of another landslide, state media reported Friday. The army officers were resting at a forest ranger outpost when part of a hill collapsed...

People walk on a street filled with bars, restaurants and other businesses in Tokyo on Friday, Oct. 9, 2020. A slow-moving typhoon off Japan's southern coast has triggered gusts and rain across a large part of the country and could bring heavy rains to the Tokyo region through early next week, though it was not expected to make landfall, officials said Friday. (AP Photo/Hiro Komae)

Tropical storm unleashes rain, strong winds in south Japan

Oct. 9, 2020 8:54 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Tropical Storm Chan-hom brought powerful winds and rain to southern Japan on Saturday, with the weather bureau warning of landslides and flooding in most of the country. The storm, packing sustained winds of up to 107 kilometers (67 miles) per hour, was moving in waters south of Japan, near...

Rockslide in Guatemala kills 4, injures 10

Oct. 7, 2020 10:31 AM EDT

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Authorities in Guatemala said Wednesday that four people were killed and 10 injured after an enormous rock loosened by days of rain fell from a hillside onto eight homes. The rock fell on homes near Lake Atitlán late Tuesday, said David de León, the spokesman for...