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Research article 13 Oct 2015

Research article | 13 Oct 2015

Changes in the occurrence of rainfall-induced landslides in Calabria, southern Italy, in the 20th century

S. L. Gariano et al.

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We study temporal and geographical variations in the occurrence of 1466 rainfall-induced landslides in Calabria, southern Italy, in the period 1921–2010. To evaluate the impact on the population, we compare the number of rainfall-induced landslides with the size of population in the 409 municipalities in Calabria. We find variations in yearly and geographical distribution of rainfall-induced landslides, variations in rainfall triggering conditions, and changes in the impact on the population.
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