15 November 2008
October 2008 fatal landslide map
Posted by Dave Petley
Rather later than is ideal (for which I apologise), here are the maps for fatal landslides in October 2008.
First, the statistics:
Number of recorded fatal landslides: 22
Number of recorded fatalities: 179
The average for the period 2002-2007 inclusive was 398 fatalities, excluding the impact of the Kashmir earthquake in 2005, so 2008 is considerably below the long term average.
This is the map of the fatal landslides that I recorded (click on the map for a better view):
As the SW monsoon ceases the concentration in S. Asia is now absent, so as usual the distribution has become far less concentrated.
This is the map of all of the fatal landslides that have I recorded in 2008 up to the end of October (again click on the map for a better view):
As usual, your comments and corrections are welcome.