This blog provides a commentary on landslide events occurring worldwide, including the landslides themselves, latest research, and conferences and meetings. The blog is written on a personal basis by Dave Petley, who is the Wilson Professor of Hazard and Risk in the Department of Geography at Durham University in the United Kingdom.

This blog is a personal project that does not seek to represent Durham University.

Friday, 22 February 2013

The Bitter Springs landslide in Arizona, USA

This week a landslide has occurred on US89 south of the town of Page in the vicinity of Bitter Springs in Arizona, USA.  Whilst this was initially reported to be a sinkhole, this is very clearly a reactivation of an ancient landslide.  It has caused extensive damage to the road, which is now closed:

Others in the blogosphere have covered this landslide much better than I ever could, so here is a list of useful links (and thanks to several people who have helped in putting this together):

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