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More than 2 Feet of Snow Paralyzes N Tibet

Posted by feww on October 23, 2013

N Tibet buried under unexpected, heavy snow

heavy snow N Tibet
Original Caption: A Herdsman herds livestock near the snow-blocked Lakenla Mountain, Damxung County in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region, Oct. 22, 2013. Local husbandry and traffic was affected by the sudden heavy snow which hit the northern Tibet recently. (Xinhua/Chogo). More images…

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No Survivors, Bodies Found after Tibet Major Landslide

Posted by feww on March 30, 2013

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Some 89  mine workers were buried in a Major landslide in Tibet on Thursday, but NO survivors or bodies have been found yet!

tibet landslide
A major landslide in a gold-mining area of Tibet, in Maizhokunggar County of Lhasa, capital of southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region left 83 workers buried.  Rescuers had not found any survivors or bodies 28 hours after the massive collapse. Credit: Xinhua/Zhang Quan. Image may be subject to copyright. More images…

  • The miners’ camp, located at an altitude of 4,600m, was buried by an estimated 200,000 tons of rock, which covered a 4km² area.
  • Meantime, 28 miners were killed and 13 others injured in a coalmine gas blast in northeast China’s Jilin Province on Friday. The explosion occurred at at Babao Coal Mine in Jiangyuan District in the city of Baishan, authorities said.

Whidbey Island, Washington, USA

Large landslide probably part of greater landslide complex, a legacy of the Puget Sound’s glacial past: Geologists

Puget Sound landslide - ap-ted warren
Image Credit: Ted S. Warren/AP photo. Image may be subject to copyright.

A large landslide on Whidbey Island, about 50 miles north of Seattle, has destroyed at least one home, and left four others under evacuation orders Friday. The slide has also isolated or threatens at least 32 other homes.

  • The slide area, part of greater landslide complex, a legacy of the Puget Sound’s glacial past, probably dates back to about 11,000 years ago, State geologists said.
  • The landslide displaced about quarter of a million cubic yards of earth.
  • The landslide has a 400m wide front on the beach and extends about 100m into the sound.

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