While a landslide can theoretically occur anywhere there is elevated terrain, some areas of the nation are more prone to the phenomenon than others — like Washington state, where a mudslide destroyed a community and claimed at least 14 lives on Saturday.
Read further about landslides and Kennecott Copper Mine’s slide last year—likely the largest landslide in modern U.S. history.
Weather Extremes: Worst Landslides in U.S. History
As Jeff Masters recently blogged the Oso, Washington landslide has taken the lives of at least 14 people and perhaps many more. How does this slide compare to other such events in U.S. history?