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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

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Natural disasters in Asia and Pacific impact some 80 million people, new UN study shows

25 Feb 2015, UNNC

'One important lesson from 2014 is that end-to-end early warning systems save lives,' said Shamika Sirimanne, Director of ESCAP’s Disaster Risk Reduction Division. According to the report, lessons from 2014 clearly show that building resilience remains a key priority in protecting lives and assets in the Asia and the Pacific...


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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