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
22 Aug 2014, Japan Times Ltd., the
According to an opinion for the Japan Times, reporting on the deaths of dozens of people in severe landslides and flooding that engulfed hilly residential areas of Hiroshima on Wednesday, while alerts coming from local authorities would help residents to take precautions, early warnings must be used to urge residents to evacuate while it’s still safe to do so...
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Source of data: 2009 Global Assessment Report
|Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database|
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