NASA On Air: NASA Landslide Catalog Now Available (4/21/2015)

  • Released Tuesday, April 21st, 2015
  • Updated Wednesday, May 3rd, 2023 at 1:49PM
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LEAD: A new website now totals up landslide occurrences and resulting deaths across the U.S. and the world.

1. NASA and other researchers have tracked global news and web reports of rain-caused landslides since 2007.

2. Between 2007 and 2013, more than 20,000 people have died in 6,000 landslides - an average of 2,500 per year.

3. An interactive website will help researchers match future news reports of landslides with the data of heavy rain from a new satellite-based network covering Earth.

TAG: Early warning for potential landslides is the long-term goal.

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