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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

Switzerland: Zurich Insurance launches radar to detect natural hazards

24 Jun 2015, Zurich

Zurich is taking a new approach to the prevention of natural hazards. With its 'Zurich Radar for Natural Hazards' the insurer has launched a user-friendly analysis instrument for the early detection of the risks arising from floods, land-slips or mudslides...


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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