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4 May 2022

The Claxton Bay landslide in Trinidad

The residents of a community in the Claxton Bay area of Trinidad in the Caribbean are having their lives destroyed by a landslide

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3 September 2021

Landslides from the 14 August 2021 earthquake in Haiti

Landslides triggered by the 14 August 2021 earthquake in Haiti

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11 February 2019

Hurricane Maria: a first analysis of landsliding in Puerto Rico

Detailed analysis by the USGS and others shows that Hurricane Maria triggered at least 40,000 landslides in Puerto Rico in 2017

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30 October 2017

USGS mapping of landslide density for failures triggered by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico

The USGS has now published provisional maps of landslide density for failures triggered by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico

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4 October 2016

The Sucun Village landslide in China and prospects for landslides in Haiti from Hurricane Matthew

The Sucun Village landslide in China killed 27 people, whilst there are worrying prospects of landslides in Haiti from Hurricane Matthew

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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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15 July 2015

The Judgement Cliff Rock Avalanche in Jamaica

In June 1692 the Port Royal earthquake triggered the Judgement Cliff Rock Avalanche in Jamaica, killing at least 19 people

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26 February 2013

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

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10 November 2010

Predicting and cutting landslide risk in developing countries

Recently, Professor Malcolm Anderson of Bristol University presented a talk on  predicting and cutting landslide risk in developing countries at a Set Squared conference on the impact of university research.  This presentation is available online on Youtube and should be visible below.  Unfortunately the video does not have the slides, but nonetheless it is a very useful presentation: The Set Squared initiative has a website of it’s own here.  The work underlying this presentation has a page …

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9 November 2010

The human side of landslides

The recent passage of Hurricane Tomas across St Lucia, about which I have posted previously, has left a trail of destruction that has been surprisingly under-reported in the mainstream media. There are some dramatic pictures of the impact of the storm on this blog. Emerging from the wreckage is a very human story of the destructive nature of landslides.

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