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ECONOMIC LOSSES AND FATALITIES DUE TO LANDSLIDES.

Bulletin of the Association of Engineering Geologists

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Abstract

Annual losses in the United States, Japan, Italy, and India have been estimated at 1 billion or more each. During the period 1971-74, nearly 600 people per year were killed by landslides worldwide; about 90 percent of these deaths occurred in the Circum-Pacific region. From 1967-82, 150 people per year died in Japan as a result of slope failures. In the United States, the number of landslide-related fatalities per year exceeds 25. Japan leads other nations in development of comprehensive programs to reduce economic losses and fatalities due to landslides. The United States recently has proposed a national landslide hazard reduction program.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
ECONOMIC LOSSES AND FATALITIES DUE TO LANDSLIDES.
Series title:
Bulletin of the Association of Engineering Geologists
Volume
23
Issue:
1
Year Published:
1986
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
11
Last page:
28
Number of Pages:
18