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Landslide Inventory (2001-2017) of Chittagong Hilly Areas, Bangladesh

Version 1 : Received: 21 November 2019 / Approved: 24 November 2019 / Online: 24 November 2019 (04:57:43 CET)

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Rabby, Y.W.; Li, Y. Landslide Inventory (2001–2017) of Chittagong Hilly Areas, Bangladesh. Data 2020, 5, 4. Rabby, Y.W.; Li, Y. Landslide Inventory (2001–2017) of Chittagong Hilly Areas, Bangladesh. Data 2020, 5, 4.


Abstract: Landslide is a frequent natural hazard in Chittagong Hilly Areas (CHA), Bangladesh, which causes the loss of lives and damage to the economy. Despite that, an official landslide inventory is still lacking in this area. In this paper, we present a landslide inventory of this area prepared using the visual interpretation of Google Earth images (Google Earth Mapping), field mapping, and literature search. We mapped 730 landslides that occurred from 2001 to 2017. Different landslide attributes, including type, size, distribution, state, water content, future risk, and causes, are presented in the dataset. In this area, slide and flow were the two dominant types of landslides. Among five districts (Bandarban, Chittagong, Cox's Bazar, Khagrachari and Rangamati), most (54.93%) of the landslides occurred in Chittagong and Rangamati districts. About 45.09% of the landslides were small (<100 m2) in size while the maximum size of the detected landslides was 85201.6 m2. This dataset will help to understand the characteristics of landslides in CHA and provide useful guidance for policy implementation.


landslide; landslide inventory; chittagong hilly areas; attributes of landslides


Environmental and Earth Sciences, Geophysics and Geology

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