Landslide study


Science Daily (April 26) -- Late in the morning of March 22, 2014, a huge chunk of land cut loose and roared down a hillside in the Stillaguamish River Valley just east of Oso, Washington. This was the deadliest landslide on record in the continental U.S. A new report from University of Illinois civil engineers details the factors leading to the disaster, the hazards that accompany landslides and steps that can be taken to mitigate landslide consequences and risk in the Pacific Northwest, with the aim of preventing future tragedies. Also: ScienceBlog (April 26).