Geologists monitor slow-moving Wyoming landslide

By on April 16, 2014

Jackson, Wyo., the town near the slide (Credit: Mlewis2005, via Wikimedia Commons)


Geologists monitoring a slow-moving Wyoming landslide say the risk of sudden collapse is about 5 percent, according to the Associated Press. The slide is occurring near the town of Jackson.

Authorities say one unoccupied home sitting on top of the slide zone has been damaged by the slide so far. Other homes at risk have been evacuated as a precaution.

As long as the slide continues to move slowly, officials say people should stay out of the area. The unstable region is about the size of two football fields and rests along a road near Jackson’s downtown area.

Image: Jackson, Wyo., the town near the slide (Credit: Mlewis2005, via Wikimedia Commons)

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