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30 January 2017

The human cost of landslides in 2016

Analysis of my landslide database shows that the human cost of landslides in 2016 was lower than average, although the number of events was high

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13 October 2016

Nepal landslides 2016: losses at the end of the rainy season

Nepal landslides 2016: analysis of my dataset for the last 36 years suggest that 2016 was the worst year on record for landslide events.

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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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17 June 2016

Review of a paper: fatal landslides in Europe

In a paper just published in the journal landslides, Haque et al (2016) present data on fatal landslides in Europe between 1995 and 2014

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18 May 2016

Fatal landslides in 2016 so far

A review of fatal landslides in 2016 to date suggests that so far the number of events and number of deaths is very similar to 2015

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6 October 2014

Fatal landslides in the first seven months of 2014

Data for fatal landslides in January to July 2014 show that there was a total of 222 events killing 1466 people, mostly in Asia.

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16 September 2013

Fatal landslides in Asia – an updated map

The distribution of fatal landslides in Asia is very uneven. This is an updated map based upon my landslide database

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8 January 2013

Increased occurrence of landslides in the UK in the last year – and the relationship to rainfall

The BGS have posted an article about increased occurrence of British landslides recently. There is an interesting spatial relationshipwith Met Office rainfall data.

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16 November 2012

Losses from landslides in Colombia

A brief review of the levels of loss of life from landslides in Colombia in recent years.

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3 November 2012

Fatal landslides in Nepal in 2012

A review of landslide losses in Nepal in 2012 in comparison with the last 30 years. Losses were below the recent average, probably because the monsoon was weak.

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