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16 March 2023
The relationship between GDP and fatal anthropogenic landslides in China
The relationship between GDP and fatal anthropogenic landslides in China is explored in a new paper in the journal Landslides (Zhang et al. 2023) . The results are fascinating!
15 December 2022
The occurrence of landslides in Pakistan
A new open access paper (Shabbir et al. 2022) examines the occurrence and impact of landslides in Pakistan between 2003 and 2019. In total, 1,089 landslides have been identified, of which 180 led to loss of life, with 1,072 people being killed by landslides over this period.
9 September 2022
Using social media to collect data on landslides in near real-time
Using social media to collect data on landslides in near real-time: new research (Pennington et al. 2022) uses AI to map global landslides
11 October 2021
An updated landslide inventory map for Attica Region in Greece
A new web GIS platform recording the location and detailed of landslides has been recently constructed for the Attica region in Greece
26 January 2021
Losses from landslides in Turkey
A new study (Görüm & Fidan 2021) on human losses from landslides in Turkey over a 90 year period. Landslides are the second-most deadly hazard after earthquakes
28 July 2020
Mapping landslides in Nepal
In the summer of 2019 the National Emergency Operation Centre (NEOC), launched a new disaster management portal (bipad.gov.np) to provide high quality spatial data. This allows landslide accidents in Nepal to be mapped in near real time.
24 July 2020
The deadly start to the monsoon season in Nepal
The first few weeks of the SW monsoon in Nepal has seen large numbers of landslides. By 20 July the number of fatal landslides had already exceeded the average annual total for the last 15 years.
14 May 2020
The 2019 fatal landslide dataset
I have made the 2019 fatal landslide dataset available as a Google Sheet for the community to use, and welcome any corrections or additions
13 May 2020
A map of 2019 fatal landslides
I have now been able to generate the global map of 2019 fatal landslides. This shows an unusual cluster of landslides in East Africa.
25 March 2020
Fatal landslides in 2019
In 2019 I recorded a total 463 non-seismic fatal landslides, causing 3270 deaths, plus a further 27 fatal landslides triggered by earthquakes, making 2019 the third worst on record.