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17 July 2019

The start of the 2019 South Asia monsoon

The 2019 summer monsoon in South Asia has now fully developed. Heavy rainfall has generated multiple landslides in India, Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh

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18 June 2019

The Global Fatal Landslide Database: full dataset now online

We have now posted the full Global Fatal Landslide Database online. This new version adds a further year of data, covering 2004 to 2017 inclusive.

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28 August 2018

Mapping global landslides

As part of our work on mapping the distribution of global landslides, Melanie Froude has set up an online GIS tool to visualise the data

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24 August 2018

Global fatal landslide occurrence from 2004 to 2016

Melanie Froude and I have just published in NHESS a new analysis of global fatal landslide occurrence from 2004 to 2016 inclusive. It shows that losses from landslides caused by humans are increasing with time

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8 April 2018

Fatal landslides in 2017

A first analysis of fatal landslides, and the resultant deaths, in 2017. In terms of the number of events, 2017 was the third worst year since I started collecting data in late 2002. In total, 453 different landslides killed 4,164 people.

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27 March 2018

You can help compile the NASA landslide catalogue

NASA has now introduced a tool called Landslide Reporter that allows users to upload data to the NASA landslide catalogue

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26 March 2018

NASA models landslide climatology

NASA has released a series of animations that visualise global landslide climatology using their Landslide Hazard Assessment model for Situational Awareness (LHASA) model

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30 January 2017

The human cost of landslides in 2016

Analysis of my landslide database shows that the human cost of landslides in 2016 was lower than average, although the number of events was high

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7 November 2016

The 2016 landslide year to the end of October

Using my data, I have analysed the 2016 landslide year to the end of October. The number of events is significantly higher than for 2015.

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18 May 2016

Fatal landslides in 2016 so far

A review of fatal landslides in 2016 to date suggests that so far the number of events and number of deaths is very similar to 2015

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