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Japan quake toll up to 16 as rescuers dig through landslides

Rescuers were using dogs, backhoes and shovels to search Friday for survivors trapped in mud and debris from landslides triggered by a powerful earthquake in northern Japan.


UPDATED: Sun., July 22, 2018, 12:17 p.m.

Second group reaches $11.5 million Oso landslide settlement

The state of Washington and a private timber company in April quietly reached an $11.5 million settlement with a second group of plaintiffs seeking damages for Oso landslide-related deaths, injuries, …


UPDATED: Wed., July 18, 2018, 3:16 p.m.

Scenic California highway near Big Sur reopens after slide

A scenic stretch of Highway 1 in a popular tourist area along the California coast reopened to traffic Wednesday, more than a year after it was blocked by a massive …


Rattlesnake Ridge near Yakima still sliding, popping, squeaking — but nature may be hitting brakes

Rattlesnake Ridge, the slow-moving landslide near Yakima that spurred


UPDATED: Sat., June 2, 2018, 1:58 p.m.

Landslide suspends Amtrak’s Seattle-Portland service

Amtrak officials say a landslide between Portland and Seattle has suspended service between the cities.


Man guilty of killing ex-neighbors who reported he squatted

A man was convicted Wednesday of killing his former neighbors and hiding their bodies in the woods northeast of Seattle after one of them told authorities he was squatting at …


UPDATED: Thu., March 8, 2018, 8:11 p.m.

Rock slide closes Fourth of July Pass

A rock slide forced the closure of westbound Interstate 90 at the Fourth of July Pass Thursday morning.


Bolivia: 2 people killed by rain-fueled landslide, 1 missing

Two young people were found dead Wednesday and one person was missing after heavy rains caused a mudslide and flooding in a central Bolivia town, authorities said.


Report: Rattlesnake Ridge landslide could last years

A report says nearly 4 million cubic yards of rock and dirt could continue slowly down Rattlesnake Ridge for years and is unlikely to become a damaging landslide.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 30, 2018, 8:49 p.m.

Experts pull prediction for looming Rattlesnake Ridge slide

The Department of Natural Resources says it’s no longer predicting when a landslide event at Rattlesnake Ridge could occur.


Rattlesnake Ridge still moving, but landslide predictions have stopped

Due to a sharp decrease in how quickly 20 acres are accelerating down Rattlesnake Ridge, officials say it’s difficult to predict when the impending landslide will happen.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 6, 2018, 7:33 p.m.

Most residents evacuate ahead of predicted landslide near Yakima

Authorities in central Washington have urged about 50 people to evacuate due to a slow-moving landslide that’s expected to break loose by the end of February.


Floods and landslides kill 37, leave 40 missing in Vietnam

Floods and landslides after a tropical depression have killed at least 37 people, left another 40 missing and damaged homes and crops in northern and central Vietnam, officials said.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 21, 2017, 2:54 p.m.

Geologists warn of landslides in wildfire-scarred Gorge

Geologists for the state of Oregon are warning of the risk of major landslides in parts of the Columbia River Gorge that were hit by wildfires this year.


Massive tree that withstood deadly Oso mudslide comes down

For nearly three and a half years, the damaged Sitka spruce has stood guard at the site of the Oso mudslide. More than 100 feet tall, it was the largest …


Five killed in landslide in West African nation of Guinea

Authorities in the West African nation of Guinea say at least five people are dead after a landslide buried residents in a suburb of the capital.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 15, 2017, 7:43 p.m.

More than 300 dead, 600 missing in Sierra Leone mudslides

Fatmata Kamara had just stepped outside her house before dawn Monday when she saw the muddy hillside collapsing above her. The only thing she could do was run.


Scores missing in massive China landslide; 10 bodies found

Rescuers recovered 10 bodies and were still searching for 93 missing people on Sunday, a day after a massive landslide buried a picturesque mountain village in southwestern China.


UPDATED: Sat., June 24, 2017, 11:24 p.m.

15 bodies found after landslide buries scores in China

Crews searching through the night in the rubble left by a landslide that buried a mountain village under tons of soil and rocks in southwestern China found 15 bodies, but …


Landslide buries homes and bus in western Guatemala; 11 dead

Part of a waterlogged hillside broke loose and slammed into homes and vehicles in western Guatemala early Tuesday, killing 11 people.


Rescuers dig for survivors in Bangladesh mudslide; 140 dead

Rescuers went from door to door searching for information on people who might be missing Wednesday after massive landslides crashed onto villages and killed at least 140 in southeastern Bangladesh, …


UPDATED: Thu., June 1, 2017, 9:31 p.m.

Landslide destroys outbuilding in Spokane Valley

A landslide took out at least one outbuilding in Spokane Valley Thursday afternoon and the basement of a nearby home is full of water, according to the Spokane Valley Fire …


Landslide strands about 13,000 Indian pilgrims

A landslide stranded about 13,000 Indian pilgrims near a revered Hindu temple site in northern India on Friday, but caused no casualties, an official said.


Large rock slide closes highway near Washington-Oregon border

Oregon transportation officials say a large rockslide has closed a highway near the Washington-Oregon border.


UPDATED: Tue., April 25, 2017, 3:51 p.m.

Landslide stops Amtrak service between Seattle and Portland

Officials say Amtrak service has been temporarily disrupted between Seattle and Portland because of a landslide.


Officials search for reasons two upscale Wandermere homes’ foundations became unstable

In January, Dr. Joel McCullough agreed to pay $595,000 for a home in the upscale Wandermere Estates neighborhood north of Spokane. At the end of March, he was told to …


Landslide stops Amtrak traffic between Seattle and Everett

Amtrak services between Seattle and Everett were shut down due to a landslide west of Everett.


UPDATED: Thu., April 13, 2017, 10:38 p.m.

New road problems reported in Ferry, Pend Oreille counties

Wet weather and high water have created new road closures in Ferry and Pend Oreille counties.


UPDATED: Thu., April 13, 2017, 7:50 p.m.

Landslide blocks train tracks near Vancouver, halting Amtrak service

A landslide has blocked train tracks near Vancouver, Washington, stopping Amtrak service between Portland and Seattle until Friday.


UPDATED: Wed., April 12, 2017, 10:56 p.m.

Landslide video shows mountain moving

A video taken by an Idaho Transportation Department worker shows the dramatic movement of a mountain hillside onto U.S. Highway 95 south of Bonners Ferry