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16 March 2023
The relationship between GDP and fatal anthropogenic landslides in China
The relationship between GDP and fatal anthropogenic landslides in China is explored in a new paper in the journal Landslides (Zhang et al. 2023) . The results are fascinating!
15 December 2022
The occurrence of landslides in Pakistan
A new open access paper (Shabbir et al. 2022) examines the occurrence and impact of landslides in Pakistan between 2003 and 2019. In total, 1,089 landslides have been identified, of which 180 led to loss of life, with 1,072 people being killed by landslides over this period.
30 September 2022
Landslides in the 1960s
I have been pondering the number of large landslide disasters that occurred in the 1960s. This is an initial list that includes the landslide impacts of two of the greatest earthquakes in history and a series of landslides caused by dams and mining.
9 September 2022
Using social media to collect data on landslides in near real-time
Using social media to collect data on landslides in near real-time: new research (Pennington et al. 2022) uses AI to map global landslides
28 July 2020
Mapping landslides in Nepal
In the summer of 2019 the National Emergency Operation Centre (NEOC), launched a new disaster management portal (bipad.gov.np) to provide high quality spatial data. This allows landslide accidents in Nepal to be mapped in near real time.
18 May 2020
The current landslide crisis in East Africa
Data suggests that the recent high number of fatal landslides in East Africa may be associated with the state of the Indian Ocean Dipole
14 May 2020
The 2019 fatal landslide dataset
I have made the 2019 fatal landslide dataset available as a Google Sheet for the community to use, and welcome any corrections or additions
13 May 2020
A map of 2019 fatal landslides
I have now been able to generate the global map of 2019 fatal landslides. This shows an unusual cluster of landslides in East Africa.
25 March 2020
Fatal landslides in 2019
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.
5 February 2020
The geographical spread of fatal landslides
Analysis of the global geographical spread of landslides that cause fatalities demonstrates that the greatest losses occur in Asia