Distraught family members were horrified to learn that their loved ones' remains could have plunged 160ft into the sea after the cliff-top cemetery collapsed on Monday.
Scientists warn that an unstable mountain slope above Barry Arm could collapse, triggering a massive landslide.
Maung Khaing, 38, a miner from the area who witnessed the accident, was about to take a picture of the massive mound of waste and mud, when people began running for their lives.
Over the past decade, landslides have been responsible for generating giant waves in Alaska and Greenland.
A heatwave is also ravishing the Desert Southwest, making California more vulnerable to landslides.
As many as 100 people may have been buried alive in the northern Philippines.
At least two people have died, with the death toll expected to rise.
Miriam is expected to become a hurricane on Monday night.
Three times the usual rainfall for July fell in a matter of days over parts of the country as 11 regions have declared fatalities, local media reports.
Record-breaking rainfall in Pittsburgh caused a series of landslides, destroying some houses and forcing residents out of their homes.
China has closed access to Mount Paektu after seismic shocks 10 minutes after blast.
State broadcaster CCTV reported that a couple and their two-month-old baby are the only ones pulled from the rubble alive so far.
The floods are just a precursor to the summer monsoon season.
Researchers say the 2015 Nepal earthquake and the landslides it caused paint a picture of what may happen in the Pacific Northwest, from California to British Columbia.
The formation is caused by "lubrication" from a nearby spring.
Japan's meteorological agency issued emergency weather warnings to five million people.
Officials say some of the scores of people listed as missing may have been double-counted or slow to alert family of their whereabouts