18 May 2020 06:52 in Database by Dave Petley
Data suggests that the recent high number of fatal landslides in East Africa may be associated with the state of the Indian Ocean Dipole
11 May 2016 09:27 in landslide report by Dave Petley
In the last few days there has been 3 large landslides in Africa, causing significant losses in Ethiopia, Uganda and Rwanda
13 April 2010 08:12 in Uncategorized by Dave Petley
Although this is meant to be a blog on landslides, occasionally things appear in other areas of natural hazards that are so irritatingly ridiculous that I just can’t let them go. And so in the last few days a story has been doing the rounds about earthquake risk to the forthcoming football World Cup in South Africa. For example, The Daily Star newspaper in the UK (not necessarily worth reading …
30 August 2008 03:16 in Uncategorized by Dave Petley
The award for the strangest landslide story of the week goes to this one, from southern Africa. Late last week reports started to emerge of strange tidal patterns around the southern Cape of Africa (Fig. 1). Fig. 1: Google Earth image of the southern Cape of Africa, showing the location of St Helena Bay and Plattenburg Bay. In particular, on 21st August at about 8:45 am (local time) a series …
13 May 2020 05:42 in Database by Dave Petley
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 May 2020 06:14 in landslide report by Dave Petley
A large, unexpected landslide at Waterford in New York state in the United States last week is threatening a number of houses.
6 May 2020 06:31 in landslide report by Dave Petley
The Srinagar-Jammu National Highway, which links Jammu and Srinagar, is known as India’s “killer highway”. This road is one of the most landslide-prone routes on Earth.
5 May 2020 06:05 in Planet Labs by Dave Petley
Satellite imagery from Planet Labs shows that the flood from the Sardoba Dam failure inundated a very large area, damaging farm land and communities.
29 April 2020 06:55 in landslide report by Dave Petley
Thanks to the Hazmapper team, we have learned that major landslides occurred in West Pokot, Kenya on 18 April 2020, killing up to 40 people and displacing 4,000.
25 March 2020 08:21 in Database by Dave Petley
In 2019 I recorded a total 463 non-seismic fatal landslides, causing 3270 deaths, plus a further 27 fatal landslides triggered by earthquakes, making 2019 the third worst on record.