25 May 2009
I have been a little remiss in posting these maps of late due to other pressures. Below is the distribution of fatal landslides that I have recorded in 2009 to date. Each red dot represents a single landslide that killed at least one person. All types of landslide (including debris flows and rockfalls) are included:
You can click on the map for a better version in a new window. One thing to note is that I have not heard of any fatal landslides from the L’Aquilla earthquake in Italy – but I would be surprised if there were none in reality.
Below I have plotted the same data, but colour coded the dots. In this case, the coding goes dark blue for January moving to lighter blue for February, blue-green for March, and light green for April and dark green for May:
For info, in 2009 to date I have recorded fatal landslides, killing 715 people. This is about par for this time of year, with the main landslide season about to begin.