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Research article
09 Jan 2024
Research article |  | 09 Jan 2024

Regional-scale landslide risk assessment in Central Asia

Francesco Caleca, Chiara Scaini, William Frodella, and Veronica Tofani

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Landslide risk analysis is a powerful tool because it allows us to identify where physical and economic losses could occur due to a landslide event. The purpose of our work was to provide the first regional-scale analysis of landslide risk for central Asia, and it represents an advanced step in the field of risk analysis for very large areas. Our findings show, per square kilometer, a total risk of about USD 3.9 billion and a mean risk of USD 0.6 million.
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