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A slow-moving landslide, located on Rattlesnake Ridge beyond Union Gap, Wash, will be monitored by the Washington State Department of Transportation.

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The Old Fort landslide, a mass movement that caused the evacuation of about 50 residences, was caused by a bedrock failure.

Thursday, 09 August 2018 00:00

Real time warning system for landslides

A state-of-the-art system that is capable of warning people before landslides occur will be installed in the Himalayan region.

Contrary to the common belief that landslides are violent, quickly evolving natural phenomena, triggered by heavy rain, earthquakes or volcanic activity, today's time lapse proves that landslides may move much slower. The time lapse presents the evolution of a landslide in Switzerland over a time span of 20 months as monitored by a Swiss consulting firm.