Satellite imagery show full extent of damage of Washington mudslide

Satellite imagery show full extent of damage of Washington mudslide

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US: Search operations are on and civic authorities are wading through the debris left after the massive landslide in Oso, Washington. Now images captured by Operational Land Imager (OLI) on NASA's Landsat 8 satellite and DigitalGlobe show the full extent of damage.

On March 22, 2014, a rainfall-triggered landslide near Oso, Washington sent muddy debris spilling across the North Fork of the Stillaguamish River.

Above: The image shows Oso on January 18

Above: The image from March 23, one day after the landslide.

A satellite image taken 31 March and circulated by the satellite imagery provider, DigitalGlobe, illustrates the full extent of damage caused by the March 22 mudslide in Snohomish County, Washington.

Above: A DigitalGlobe close-up satellite imagery of the Oso, Washington mudslide area after the March 2014 tragedy. Imagery collected on March 31st, 2014.

Rescuers are still looking through the wreckage in search of victims. Around 27 people are reportedly dead, while another 22 are missing.

Source: NASA and Time