Deadly Phillipine Landslide
Hundreds are dead and over a thousand are reported missing in a devestating landslide in the central Philippines. It appears that the mudslide was caused primarily by heavy precipitation in the region, although a small earthquake reported by PHIVOLCS preceeding it may have been the immediate trigger.
(Update: 2/21/06) Here’s a follow-up article from the New York Times. It seems the danger from landslides was well understood and communicated by Philippine geologists. The breakdown in reacting to these warnings appears to fall elsewhere in the system.
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