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Huge Landslide on Whidbey Island, Washington

This is what one of our reader who lives about 50 miles from the landslide area shares in our Facebook page.
No, no casualties. One old man got out just in time but he wasn't hurt. Eighteen families were evacuated yesterday and today, all but four families were allowed back in the area to retrieve personal items. Not even authorities can get close because the ground is still moving. They're waiting for equipment to be delivered so they can test how much water is in the soil. It's 900 feet wide, 1,500 feet deep. I live about 50 miles from the area and it's all over the news here. Pretty wild stuff.


-Landslide on Whidbey has affected at least 34 houses.
-Landslide area is located about 50 miles north of Seattle.
Below is a photo by Washington Department of Natural Resources which shows situation before and after mudslide on Whidbey Island.


At least 17 homes have been evacuated after a huge landslide on Whidbey Island, Washington. The landslide occurred in Coupeville, near Alderwood Street and Fircrest Avenue.
Landslide on Whidbey Island has destroyed one house completely.

Central Whidbey Island Fire and Rescue team rescued four people from the landslide area.

A relief center has been established for the landslide victims at a nearby community center.

Related post: List of landslide disasters in Washington in 2013

The reason behind the huge landslide on Whidbey Islands is still unknown as there was no rain overnight on the Island.

Below are the aerial photos of the landslide on Whidbey Island, Washington.




The Aldercrest-Banyon landslide (1998-99), one of the most famous landslide in Washington state also the worst urban landslides in United States caused damage of more than $70 million.

Photo: Aerial photographs of huge landslide on Whidbey Island, Washington; Komo News

Original post: Natural Disasters List March 27, 2013


  1. The reason behind the huge landslide on Whidbey Islands is still unknown as there was no rain overnight on the Island.

    1. Groundwater 2. Development 3. Surface water runoff 4. Septic systems 5. Removal of Trees 6. Erosion from Puget Sound 7. Tidal Fluctuations and infiltration of the base of the scarp and more reasons


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