Whilst the Attabad landslide continues to be my major blogging preoccupation at the moment (I’m guessing you might have noticed…), of course other landslides continue to occur around the world. On16th May a slip happened on Nyiragongo volcano in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The reports suggest that 43 people are likely to have been killed, and a further 1,500 directly affected by this slide.Nyiragongo volcano is active, so this …
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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.
A new paper in the journal Landslides describes a 20 cubic kilometre landslide that occurred on Meru Volcano in Tanzania about 9000 years ago