Dangerous landslides across Africa • Earth.com

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.

By Rory Arnold, Earth.com

Source: NASA Earth Observatory

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