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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

Landslide scars run down from a poorly built road near Mirmee in central Nepal like frozen waterfalls. Jane Qiu

Nepalis still on unstable ground one year after quake

27 Apr 2016, SciDevNet

Following the earthquake that shook Nepal last year, the landscape is now more prone to landslides. In addition to rigorous hazard mapping, researchers call for close monitoring of changes in slope properties and how they respond to monsoons and aftershocks.



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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