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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

Nepal disaster preparedness needs to go local

17 Oct 2014, IRIN

'One of the challenges is that if the infrastructure is not regularly tested by natural disasters or simulations, it is hard to maintain or scale up momentum,' NRRC's Reddick explained. By contrast, Bangladesh sees regular flooding in the same locations, meaning its warning, mitigation...


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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