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14 March 2019

Losses from landslides in South Korea

A new paper in Engineering Geology documents loss inducing landslides in South Korea from 1970 to 2018, revealing that 1728 people have lost their lives.

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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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19 April 2017

Losses from landslides in Colombia: the long term picture

Overnight there are reports of further deaths from landslides in Colombia. Data since 2004 suggests that landslides continue to inflict a high cost there

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29 March 2017

Nepal rural roads: the hazards of construction without design

Gareth Hearn has written a very nice paper in QJEGH that considers landslide problems on Nepal rural roads, highlighting the need for better route selection and design

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1 August 2016

2016 landslide losses

A comparison of 2016 landslide losses to date with those for 2015 suggest that the cost of mass movements this year is high

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24 August 2015

My new paper: human losses from landslides in Latin America and the Caribbean

In my latest paper, written with Sergio Sepulveda, Regional trends and controlling factors of fatal landslides in Latin America and the Caribbean, we look at ten years of human losses from landslides across this key area of the world.

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24 April 2014

Landslide losses – raising the profile in the USA

Landslide losses in the USA have come into focus in light of the slides at Oso and Jackson Hole. At present, investment in national scale landslide programmes in the US is extraordinarily low.

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26 September 2013

The costs to the mining industry of landslides – examples from Brazil and the USA

Two recent examples, from Brazil and Utah, demonstrate the potentially enormous financial impacts of landslides on the mining industry

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