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Natural & Manmade Disasters

Natural & Manmade Disasters



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Natural & Manmade Disasters
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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.

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