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
12 Dec 2014, TRF
'It must be ensured that early warning information is accessible, understandable, acceptable and actionable to get a timely response by communities and relevant government agencies,' said Mandira Shrestha, a trans-boundary flood risk management specialist at the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)...
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Source of data: 2009 Global Assessment Report
|Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database|
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