Welcome to Scribd, the world's digital library. Read, publish, and share books and documents. See more
Download
Standard view
Full view
of .
Look up keyword
Like this
7Activity
0 of .
Results for:
No results containing your search query
P. 1
Natural & Manmade Disasters

Natural & Manmade Disasters

Ratings:

5.0

(1)
|Views: 792|Likes:
Published by sivagurunathan.P
Natural & Manmade Disasters
Natural & Manmade Disasters

More info:

Published by: sivagurunathan.P on Aug 17, 2009
Copyright:Attribution Non-commercial

Availability:

Read on Scribd mobile: iPhone, iPad and Android.
download as PPT, PDF, TXT or read online from Scribd
See more
See less

10/11/2012

pdf

text

original

 
Natural and ManmadeNatural and ManmadeDisastersDisasters
 
Natural causes include:
 
Saturation of slope material from rainfall or seepage,
Vibrations caused by earthquakes,
volcanic eruptions, Or 
undercutting of cliffs and banks by waves or rivers, Tsunami etc.
Human activities may include:
The removal of vegetation,
interference with or changes to natural drainage,
Leaking pipes (water, sewer),
The modification of slopes by construction of roads, railways or 
buildings, mining activities,
Vibrations from heavy traffic or blasting; and excavation or displacement of rocks.
 
A landslide is the movement of a mass of rock, debris or earthdown a slope. All landslides have two things in common - they arethe result of failure of the soil and rock materials that make up thehill slope and they are driven by gravity. They can vary in sizefrom a single boulder in a rock fall or topple to tens of millions of cubic metres of material in a debris avalanche. Landslides can betriggered by natural causes or by human activity.
LandslidesLandslides

Activity (7)

You've already reviewed this. Edit your review.
1 hundred reads
1 thousand reads
aditi_rahalkar liked this
aldyferdy liked this
ojasshukla15 liked this
vishu19840307 liked this
aruljoshua liked this

You're Reading a Free Preview

Download
scribd
/*********** DO NOT ALTER ANYTHING BELOW THIS LINE ! ************/ var s_code=s.t();if(s_code)document.write(s_code)//-->