Oso disaster had its roots in earlier landslides

22 julio 2014

A new geological study concludes that the disastrous March 22 landslide that killed 43 people in the rural Washington state community of Oso involved the «remobilization» of a 2006 landslide on the same hillside. «Perhaps the most striking finding is that, while the Oso landslide was a rare geologic occurrence, it was not extraordinary,» said a team leader for the study.