In our recent paper on landslides in Latin America and the Caribbean, Sergio Sepulveda and I looked at human factors in landslide losses across this region, finding that the density of landslides is correlated with population density.
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A new, free landslide resource – Community based landslide risk reduction: Managing disasters in small steps
Liz Holcombe and Malcolm Anderson at Bristol have written a new book, which is available free download, on managing landslide hazard in less developed countries. Based on their pioneering work in the Caribbean, this is an invaluable resource
My paper on landslide impacts on human life worldwide has just been published in Nature. This post briefly review the results.
No! No! No! Misconceptions about seismic hazard in Kashmir (and what the literature said about earthquake hazard in Haiti)
The Pakistan Meteorological Department director has downplayed warnings of seismic hazard in Kashmir. This appears to be very misguided.
Summary: The Powerpoint file for a recent presentation on Building resilience to landslides in mountain communities is available for download in this post.
A sinkhole in Germany, a landslide in Italy and the forecast path of Hurricane Tomas (which has already caused landslides in St Lucia)
Today has been a busy day in the natural hazards world. Last night in unrealted incidents a sinkhole opened without warning in central Germany and a landslide killed a small child and his mother in Italy. Meanwhile, Hurricane Tomas has caused widespread destruction in St Lucia and is still forecast to pass directly over the earthquake-affected areas of Haiti.
Hurricane Tomas is currently passing through the southern part of the Caribbean. Yesterday it passed over St Vincent, causing extensive damage. The Prime Minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines, Dr Ralph Gonsalves, is reported to have described the storm as “the worst storm in living memory” and to have said “It is terrible, we are in a bad way”. The storm has also reportedly caused some damage, including landslides, …
The end of the month marks the point at which I post the accumulated totals for fatal landslides, based upon the global fatal landslide database that I maintain. The raw figures for August are stark. The total number of fatal landslides recorded in the month was 71, resulting in 2,740 fatalities. This total is of course dominated by the Zhouqu landslide in China, which is reported to have resulted in …