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11 May 2021

Historical landslides that have resulted in fatalities in Canada

The Canadian Geological Survey has published an excellent graphic showing historical landslides that have resulted in fatalities in Canada

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5 October 2017

Hurricane Maria: USGS landslide impact maps from Puerto Rico reveal the extent of the devastation

The USGS has started to release maps of landslide impacts in Puerto Rico that have resulted from Hurricane Maria. The damage level is very high.

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11 May 2015

Gorkha earthquake update

Gorkha earthquake update: landslides triggered by the Nepal seismic sequence

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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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24 May 2011

New landslide susceptibility map for California

A brief examination of the new landslide susceptibility map for California

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29 January 2010

New images of the level of destruction in the Cusco area of Peru

The Spanish language blog El Caminerito has been covering the magnitude of the rainfall, flood and landslide disaster in Cusco, Peru. They have put together a very helpful map showing the locations of serious damage: Ver Cusco en Emergencia en un mapa más grande The scale of the disaster, which is still being ignored by the western media in favour of coverage of the tourists at Machu Picchu, is well-illustrated …

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19 January 2010

Landslides from the Haiti earthquake – not many!

NASA has today released an image, partly obscured by cloud, of the upland area to the south of Port-au-Prince. This is the area that received the highest levels of shaking and, given the terrain, was most likely to have suffered slides. The image is available here: http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA12495 and a comparison with an image taken in 2008 is here:http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=42333 Note that this area suffered heavy rainfall in the 2008 hurricane season. …

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9 January 2010

The 2009 fatal landslide map and statistics

This post presents the data from the Durham University Fatal Landslide database for 2009. First, this is the map of fatal landslides. Each red dot represents a single landslide recorded on the database. Click on the map for a better view in a new window: The map shows the usual distribution. Note the high incidence of landslides in SW India, the Philippines and in java in Indonesia. The high occurrence …

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25 October 2009

New atlas of natural disaster threats in the Andes

On Friday the Andean Community of Nations (CAN) (Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru) released an atlas of potential natural disasters affecting the countries of that region, which has come out of the PREDECAN project. It presents maps of the distributions of earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, landslides, flooding, frost and drought, with a special emphasis on El Nino / La Nina. As far as I can tell this atlas is available only …

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18 October 2009

Typhoon Parma – rainfall and landslide maps

NASA have recently produced a map of the distribution of rainfall from Typhoon Parma (Pepeng) in the Philippines: The map has been produced from “the Multisatellite Precipitation Analysis, which includes rainfall observations from many satellites that are calibrated to match more detailed rainfall observations from the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission”. I am not sure how reliable this is, but it is certainly a useful first estimate. I thought it would …

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