Landslide Reporter

Landslides affect nearly all countries, killing people and destroying billions of dollars worth of property every year. The Landslide Reporter web application allows you to help improve scientific modeling and emergency response to mitigate these disasters. Through this application, you’ll contribute observations and reports to the largest open global landslide catalog, the Cooperative Open Online Landslide Repository (COOLR), used by researchers worldwide.

SAFETY NOTE: Make sure you are a safe distance away from any landslide you encounter. Even if a landslide appears to be over, there is still the possibility of falling rocks or unstable debris.

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18 and up


Earth Science





What you'll do

  • If you see a landslide happen or visit a fresh landslide site, record its location, date, time, and other details. Take photos and upload them to an image hosting service like Flickr or Imgur. 
  • Post the information you recorded to the Landslide Reporter web app. Add links to your photos.
  • You can also report landslides that others have spotted. Check articles in your local newspaper, online news, and social media. 
  • View landslide data taken by others and connect with other observers via an email group.


  • Time: 10-15 minutes
  • Equipment: Web-connected computer or mobile phone; a camera and binoculars are also helpful.
  • Knowledge: None. Participants should study the free landslide guides that the project provides.

Get started!

  1. Did you see a landslide? Make sure you are a safe distance away from any landslide you encounter. 
  2. Read this guide to learn how to add your observations to the COOLR database. 
  3. Go to the Landslide Reporter App, login with Facaebook or Google, and report what you saw and/or photographed.

Learn More

Curious about how the reporting system works? Check out our Quick Start Video.

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The Landslide Reporter Logo A square, spiral bound notebook (spiral on top) shows a cartoon of a steep mountain with rocks cascading down its left side. Hovering over the falling rocks is a red teardrop marker of the type commonly used on maps to mark points of interest.
Artwork made on a computer depicts a hand holding a cell phone in front of a mountain road that has been blocked by debris from a landslide. The cell phone screen shows a map from the Landslide Reporter app.
Landslide reporter helps novices learn about landslides, including how to recognize landslide types and how to identify landslide locations from news articles.
Credit: Landslide Reporter Project
A true-color satellite image shows a green, mountainous area bisected from top right to bottom left by a large river. Clouds float over the peaks. A large brown-gray triangular scar starts at the top of a mountain and widens down to and across the riverbed. The river has cut through this material and washed it downstream, as evident by the brown color in the riverbed, which contrasts with the green color of the river upstream of the slide.
In August 2014, a large landslide (central tan-colored region) blocked the Sun Koshi River in Nepal, killing more than 100 people. Your landslide reports can help scientists understand landslides to avoid the loss of life that occurred in this August 2014 tragedy.
Credit: NASA Earth Observatory images by Jesse Allen, using Landsat data from the U.S. Geological Survey.

Get to know the people of Landslide Reporter!

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Dalia Kirschbaum

Director, Earth Sciences Division

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Thomas Stanley

Research Associate

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Rachel Soobitsky

Data Analyst