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5 August 2021

Understanding the recent monsoon landslides in Maharashtra, India

Understanding the recent monsoon landslides in Maharashtra, India, which killed at least 100 people in July 2021.


14 May 2020

The 2019 fatal landslide dataset

I have made the 2019 fatal landslide dataset available as a Google Sheet for the community to use, and welcome any corrections or additions


13 May 2020

A map of 2019 fatal landslides

I have now been able to generate the global map of 2019 fatal landslides. This shows an unusual cluster of landslides in East Africa.


11 November 2019

Students need to be taught how to read maps… or do they? [Geography Awareness Week]

But being able to read a map, and to orient your brain as to where you are and which direction you need to head is a very important skill. …. Try riding the BART train into San Francisco without being able to read the train route map and you might wind up riding for hours.¬† — Sherri Kuhn (Washington Post, 2015)


17 July 2018

New magnetic anomaly map helps unveil Antarctica

The most comprehensive magnetic map of Antarctica ever produced was published online this week in a new study in Geophysical Research Letters, a journal of the American Geophysical Union.


26 April 2016

The distribution of landslides from the M=7.0 Kumamoto Earthquake

Stunning data from DPRI at Kyoto University, and available as a Google Earth kmz file, provides the first map of the distribution of landslides triggered by the M=7.0 Kumamoto Earthquake in Japan