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5 February 2020

The geographical spread of fatal landslides

Analysis of the global geographical spread of landslides that cause fatalities demonstrates that the greatest losses occur in Asia

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14 October 2019

Landslide fatalities: an analysis of causes of loss of life

A new open access paper examines the cause of loss of life for 19 people killed in the 2018 landslide at Kuranchery in Kerala in India. It concludes that nearly all of the victims suffered from blunt force injuries.

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18 June 2019

The Global Fatal Landslide Database: full dataset now online

We have now posted the full Global Fatal Landslide Database online. This new version adds a further year of data, covering 2004 to 2017 inclusive.

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8 April 2018

Fatal landslides in 2017

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.

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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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21 June 2011

Fatality-inducing landslides in 2011 – the scorecard at the summer solstice

Dave provides a brief review of fatality-inducing landslides in 2011 to date, comparing the data with previous years.

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