Last update: September 21st, 2019 at 2:52 pm
Today’s Image of the Day comes courtesy of the NASA Earth Observatory and features a look at dangerous landslides that have occurred across Africa.
While landslides in Asia tend to dominate most of the news coverage on the subject, deadly landslides also occur in Africa. A recent NASA study reports that while Africa has had fewer reported landslides than Asia, the ones that do occur have a higher number of casualties.
This graphic illustrates the landslide potential for each region across the continent. The areas shaded in purple experience a “slight” landslide potential, red and orange areas experience “moderate” potential, and yellow areas experience “severe” potential.
Source: NASA Earth Observatory