Heavy rain kills six in Kumamoto

Jun 21, 2016

Heavy rain kills six in Kumamoto

Torrential rain in Kumamoto Prefecture has left six people dead as of Tuesday from mudslides and widespread flooding in the region, authorities reported. The Meteorological Agency said the rainfall in Kyushu is the highest received in several years. Weather authorities also warned of more ...

Dec 26, 2015

New landslide sweeps through Myanmar jade mine

Rescuers were searching through mud and rubble Saturday after a new landslide buried workers in a remote jade mining region in northern Myanmar, the second such incident in just over a month. The landslide took place on Friday afternoon in Hpakant, Kachin State, the ...

China lays blames for slide

Dec 26, 2015

China lays blames for slide

A landslide in southern China that killed two people and left more than 70 people missing was caused by breaches of construction safety rules and was not a natural disaster, a government website quoted local authorities as saying Friday. An investigation by a team ...

Landslide survivor is found in China

Dec 23, 2015

Landslide survivor is found in China

Rescuers scrabbling through the debris of a huge three-day-old landslide discovered a young man alive in the mud Wednesday, and China’s Cabinet announced a probe into the nation’s latest industrial disaster. Tian Zeming survived for almost 72 hours on seeds and fruit that had ...

Dec 23, 2015

Massive landslide found in Alaska

Scientists have discovered a massive landslide in eastern Alaska that is the largest detected in North America since the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens. The Oct. 17 slider unleashed 200 million tons of rock down the Taan Fiord valley onto Tyndall Glacier in ...

Landslide in northern Myanmar kills about 70; 100 missing

Nov 22, 2015

Landslide in northern Myanmar kills about 70; 100 missing

A landslide near a jade mine in northern Myanmar killed up to 70 people and left more than 100 missing, most of them villagers sifting through a huge mountain of tailings and waste, a community leader and businessman said Sunday. The collapse occurred Saturday ...

Oct 31, 2015

Massive fissure mysteriously opens in Wyoming mountains

A massive fissure that has mysteriously appeared on the flanks of the Bighorn Mountains in Wyoming is a slow-moving landslide, possibly triggered by excessive precipitation combined with moisture from a nearby spring, a state geologist said on Friday. The mass geologic movement in a ...

Philippine storm weakens after killing at least nine

Oct 19, 2015

Philippine storm weakens after killing at least nine

A typhoon swept across the northern Philippines killing at least nine people as trees, power lines and walls were toppled and floodwaters spread far from riverbeds, but tens of thousands of people were evacuated in time. Officials fear the death toll may rise after ...