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A downward slope movement of a potentially lethal mixture of water, rocks, and mud, triggered by earthquakes, volcanoes, or weather events
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Meanwhile two houses, which the landslides have been posing threat, have been also evacuated as a precautionary measure in PazarbaE-y village.
People walk along a flooded street near a landslide that caused the evacuation of several homes, Monday, Jan.
To validating the very high and high landslide susceptible zones map, the output also checks with an existing landslide area (Sarkar, S.
landslides for several years, said Sarath Lal Kumara, a spokesman for
Landslide densities calculated for each category or class of independent variables through the overlay these maps with maps of landslide as the dependent variable.
Residents can plug in an address to find if there has been a known landslide nearby.
Colonel Nasser Al-Shaban, the head of the Disaster Management Unit, said that rainfall affects the sedimentary rocks and the soil, leading to landslides.
The landslides and gullies are treated as landscape-forming processes, by using spatial approach analyses of their distribution, and the factors influencing gully and landslide formation and their timing are determined.
Lead researcher, Professor David Petley, a Geographer at the International Landslide Centre, and Co-Director of The Institute of Hazard, Risk and Resilience, Durham University, said: "The environmental effects of landslides are often devastating for nearby human populations.
At least 72 residents survived the landslide, and nine have sustained injuries that were treated at local hospitals.
Rescuers have so far pulled two women's bodies from the rubble of the landslide in Baghlan province, said provincial governor Abdul Majid.
7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Recent heavy rain and flooding has increased the danger of landslides on moderate to steep slopes, according to scientists in the Bureau of Topographic and Geologic Survey in the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.