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Land Slide

Land slide is defined as "the movement of a mass of rock, debris, or earth down a slope." The term encompasses events such as rock falls, topples, slides, spreads, and flows, such as debris flows commonly referred to as mudflows or mudslides. Land slides can be initiated by rainfall, earthquakes, volcanic activity, changes in groundwater, disturbance and change of a slope by man-made construction activities, or any combination of these factors. source: USGS

Rwanda: MIDIMAR unveils disaster risk mapping

1 Sep 2015, New Times Publications Sarl, the

Jean Baptiste Nsengiyumva, the Director of Risk Reduction and Preparedness at MIDIMAR, said the ministry was now able to better coordinate all disaster management initiatives in a proactive manner and thus reduce risks, reports New Times. 'Previously... we found it hard to tell the degree of danger but the maps now show the area and the degree of risk,' he said...

Human Exposure - Absolute exposure to landslide
People exposed per year
1 Indonesia 197,372
2 India 180,254
3 China 121,488
4 Philippines 110,704
5 Ethiopia 64,470
Source of data: 2009 Global Assessment Report
Number of land-slide occured (reported)

Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database

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