3 May 2009
Turkish landslide statistics
Posted by Dave Petley
Image from: http://www.panoramio.com/photo/20677530
Just a short post to point out some interesting statistics on rockslides in Turkey. The source of the data is the General Directorate of Disaster Affairs in Turkey, reported here. The statistics are:
Total area at risk from rockslides in Turkey: 194,000 square kilometres
Number of people at risk: 8 million (11% of the population)
Number of fatalities from rockslides between 1980 and 2000: 177.
Given the high seismic hazard in Turkey, these statistics are quite interesting.