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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

Mauritius: Early warning system for storm surge set up before next cyclonic season

21 Jan 2015, Mauritius - gov

Minister Dayal expressed the wish for the Dutch government to be a stakeholder as part of the international support from which Mauritius benefits with regard to the fight against coastal erosion. Around one quarter of the population of Mauritius resides on the coasts of the island, he stated.


Human Exposure - Absolute exposure to landslide
  Countries  
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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