15 July 2009

June 2009 fatal landslide map

Posted by Dave Petley

A little late, but here is the map of fatal landslides for June 2009. Regular readers will note a change in the quality of the map (for the better I hope). My achievement of the week is to teach myself GIS from scratch, so that now I can plot the data on decent quality maps. So here it is, plotted on the SRTM digital terrain model (Click on the map for a better view in a new window):
In total I recorded 22 landslides killing 155 people worldwide. Each dot above represents a single landslide. Sharp eyed readers will note that there is one missing from the above – there is a landslide in China that I have not yet located. The number killed is well below average (255 fatalities) for June, primarily because there are far fewer landslides in S. Asia than is normal for this time of year.