One Year Later:A large landslide occurred in northwest Washington on March 22, 2014, leading to tragic loss of life and destruction of property.
The Oso Landslide in Washington
The USGS reflects on the landslide that occurred on March 22, 2014.
Landslide debris covered about 40 homes and other structures as well as nearly a mile of State Route 530.
It also caused 43 fatalities in the community of Steelhead Haven near Oso, WA.
This event is commonly named the “Oso Landslide” in many official reports.
It is also referred to as the “SR530 Landslide,” as named by Snohomish County and Washington State.
Scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) continue to support all of those involved in responding to the event to assess ongoing hazards and identify possible future impacts.
[BLOG: OSO 03-22-2014] OSO, WA
Preliminary Interpretation of Pre-2014 Landslide Deposits
(All material is from USGS)
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