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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

Japan: Improving disaster preparedness - Opinion

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...


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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