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May 26, 2014 at 5:48 PM

Family confirms ID of long-missing mudslide victim

The Associated Press The family of a man missing since the March 22 landslide near Oso says the latest remains discovered were his. Steven Hadaway was installing a satellite television dish at a home when the slide struck. The 53-year-old’s brother confirmed to KIRO-TV on Monday that the remains found last Thursday were Steven Hadaway’s. The remains…

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Comments | More in General news | Topics: Kris Regelbrugge, landslide, mudslide

May 12, 2014 at 2:45 PM

Cedar River to remain closed after weekend landslide

The closure of a half-mile stretch of the Cedar River in Maple Valley will remain in effect for at least a week after a landslide clogged the river with mud and 100-foot-tall trees, according to the King County Sheriff’s Office. The emergency closure was ordered by the sheriff’s office shortly after the Saturday morning landslide temporarily blocked the…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Cedar River, King County Sheriff's Office, landslide

May 10, 2014 at 11:41 AM

No injuries in Maple Valley landslide; stretch of Cedar River closed

Debris from a landslide this morning in Maple Valley completely blocked a stretch of the Cedar River near Southeast 214th Street and Highway 169. No injuries were reported and no one was evacuated. The clogged river caused flooding to seven properties in the area, causing some water damage to six houses, according to the Kent Fire Department,…

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Comments | Topics: Cedar River, Highway 169, Kent Fire Department

April 1, 2014 at 5:14 PM

Scientists to hunt for cause of Oso landslide

A national team of scientists and engineers, led by a University of Washington professor, will visit the Oso landslide next week to search for clues to the disaster’s cause. The six-person team from the Geotechnical Extreme Events Reconnaissance Association hopes to examine the area next week, said UW geotechnical engineer Joseph Wartman. “The purpose is…

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Comments | More in Environment, General news | Topics: landslide, landslide causes, mudslide

March 27, 2014 at 10:16 AM

USGS: Quake didn’t trigger Oso mudslide

The U.S. Geological Survey confirmed this morning that a tiny quake 12 days before Saturday’s Oso mudslide could not have triggered the disaster. “Seismograph readings show no indication of an earthquake in association with the landslide,” said a statement from the agency. However, recordings from the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network based at the University of Washington show…

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Comments | More in Environment, General news, The Blotter | Topics: earthquake, landslide, Oso mudslide

March 25, 2014 at 2:11 PM

UW seismometers record slide sequence

A seismometer about 7 miles from Saturday’s landslide recorded the ground rumbling as the hillside gave way. The instrument, at Jim Creek, picked up the initial slide at 10:37 am. The signal lasted about 2.5 minutes and probably represents the movement of the landslide mass that had sloughed off in 2006 and was lying at…

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Comments | More in General news | Topics: ground motion, landslide, Oso mudslide

March 25, 2014 at 7:35 AM

Slide search continues in rain; FEMA to arrive

UPDATE 9:30 a.m. | Despite the forecast of rain through the week in the area of the massive mudslide, visibility was good this morning and is expected to allow airborne searchers a thorough look at the area, said Snohomish County Emergency Services Director John Pennington. With 14 confirmed dead and 176 reports of people remaining unaccounted for, Pennington said the chance of…

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Comments | More in General news, Weather Beat | Topics: conditions, Harborview, landslide

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