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
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'After the storm Washi, and now the recent devastation of typhoon Yolanda in my country, we are stepping up in our commitment to create more adaptive and resilient cities, towns and communities by leading action on and providing support for better local preparedness programs', said Climate Change Commission Vice Chairperson, Secretary Lucille Sering...
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Source of data: 2009 Global Assessment Report
|Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database|
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