Landslides more dangerous than earthquakes – study

An Insurance Business Magazine article.

Despite earthquakes being among the most talked about natural disasters in New Zealand, another peril outranks it in terms of danger to human life – landslides.

There were around 1,800 fatalities caused by landslides or slips over the past 160 years, according to a report by Stuff, citing research from GNS Science. This was much more than those caused by earthquakes over the same period, according to Jo Horrocks, chief resilience and research officer of EQC.

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