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
10 Apr 2014, JIS
The project seeks to reduce the risk of natural disasters in vulnerable communities, and to provide an evidence-based toolkit for vulnerability reduction throughout the Caribbean. Up to March 2014 under the project, four designs of small landslide drainage plan/micro mitigation for four selected communities were completed...
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Source of data: 2009 Global Assessment Report
|Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database|
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