Latest Landslides and mudslides News

Landslide, building damage from Philippine quake kills 5

Oct. 17, 2019 8:15 AM EDT

DAVAO, Philippines (AP) — The death toll from a strong earthquake in the southern Philippines climbed to five people, with dozens more injured, officials said Thursday. The Office of Civil Defense said two people died and 18 were injured in a landslide set off by Wednesday night's quake in Davao del Sur...

Japan storm victims felt worst had passed, then floods came

Oct. 14, 2019 9:07 PM EDT

KAWAGOE, Japan (AP) — After the worst of Typhoon Hagibis passed over this town north of Tokyo, Kazuo Saito made sure there was no water outside his house and went to bed. He woke up a few times throughout the night to check, but by the time he woke for good on Sunday morning, the view outside his window...

Japan looks for missing after typhoon kills dozens

Oct. 14, 2019 7:36 AM EDT

NAGANO, Japan (AP) — Rescue crews dug through mudslides and searched near swollen rivers Monday as they looked for those missing from a typhoon that left dozens dead and caused serious damage in central and northern Japan. Typhoon Hagibis unleashed torrents of rain and strong winds Saturday, leaving...

10 Things to Know for Today

Oct. 14, 2019 6:04 AM EDT

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. U.S. TROOPS TO WITHDRAW FROM CHAOTIC NORTHERN SYRIA U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper says President Donald Trump has directed U.S. troops in northern Syria to begin pulling out "as safely and quickly as...

The Latest: Typhoon leaves up to 33 dead in Japan

Oct. 13, 2019 10:38 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the damage from Typhoon Hagibis in Japan (all times local): 11:35 p.m. Rescuers in Japan are continuing to help people in the aftermath of a ferocious typhoon, as the death toll from the storm climbed to as high as 33. The government's Fire and Disaster Management Agency, which...

Typhoon leaves as many as 33 dead as Japan continues rescue

Oct. 13, 2019 10:28 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Helicopters, boats and thousands of troops were deployed across Japan to rescue people stranded in flooded homes Sunday, as the death toll from a ferocious typhoon climbed to as high as 33. One woman fell to her death as she was being placed inside a rescue helicopter. Typhoon Hagibis made...

Section of road along Lake Willoughby to be closed

Oct. 7, 2019 10:32 AM EDT

WESTMORE, Vt. (AP) — A section of Vermont Route 5A along Lake Willoughby in the town of Westmore is going to be closed for two weeks so engineers can stabilize an area that is prone to dangerous rock slides. The closure is scheduled to start Oct. 15 or later. It's designed to allow specialists to rappel...

Tens of thousands of goats munch Greek island into crisis

Oct. 6, 2019 3:14 AM EDT

SAMOTHRAKI, Greece (AP) — With oak and chestnut forests, waterfalls and rugged coastline, Samothraki has a wild beauty and a remoteness that sets it apart from other Greek islands. There are no package holidays here or even a reliable ferry service to the mainland. Island authorities hope to achieve UNESCO...

New monitors aim to help detect landslides in Alaska town

Oct. 4, 2019 9:37 AM EDT

SITKA, Alaska (AP) — New technology distributed in an Alaska community is expected to help detect and study conditions that lead to landslides, a researcher said. The landslide detection system in Sitka will monitor soil moisture levels and help residents and scientists understand landslide patterns, the...

Scientists probe Northwest lakes to learn about quakes

Sep. 29, 2019 10:05 AM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Multiple teams of earthquake researchers are looking in what may seem like an unlikely place to figure out how strongly the Pacific Northwest shook during great quakes in the past. They're poking around the bottom of lakes in Western Washington and Oregon. It turns out lakes preserve a...