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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

Typhoon Kalmaegi slams into Philippines: Warnings of landslides, flooding and storm surges

14 Sep 2014, IBTimes

One year after Super Typhoon Haiyan, during which many of the 8,000 killed drowned in the surges, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council warned of possible landslides, two-metre storm surges and flash flooding as typhoon Kalmaegi slams into the northeast provinces of the Philippines...


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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