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Landslide

- Noun

The slipping down of a mass of land from a mountain, hill, etc.

- Noun

The land which slips down.


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    The term landslide or less frequently, landslip, refers to several forms of mass wasting that include a wide range of ground movements, such as rockfalls, deep-seated slope failures, mudflows, and debris flows. Landslides occur in a variety of environments, characterized by either steep or gentle slope gradients, from mountain ranges to coastal cliffs or even underwater, in which case they are called submarine landslides. Gravity is the primary driving force for a landslide to occur, but there are other factors affecting slope stability that produce specific conditions that make a slope prone to failure. In many cases, the landslide is triggered by a specific event (such as a heavy rainfall, an earthquake, a slope cut to build a road, and many others), although this is not always identifiable.

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    2015 Bahia landslide

    The 2015 Bahia landslide occurred on 28 April 2015 in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. The landslide killed at least 14 people.

  • 1975 Devastation Glacier landslide

    The 1975 Devastation Glacier landslide was a massive rock avalanche that originated from Devastation Glacier on the southern flank of the Mount Meager massif on July 22, 1975. It had a volume of 13,000,000 m3 (460,000,000 cu ft) and buried and killed a group of four geologists at the confluence of Devastation Creek and Meager Creek.

  • 2010 Ugandan landslide

    The 2010 Ugandan landslide occurred in the district of Bududa in eastern Uganda on 1 March 2010. The landslide was triggered by heavy rain between 12 pm and 7 pm that day. At least 100 people were believed to have been killed, and 94 bodies were found.

  • 2015 Guatemala landslide

    2015 Guatemala landslide

    On October 1, 2015, heavy rains triggered a major landslide in the village of El Cambray Dos within Santa Catarina Pinula, Guatemala—15 km (9.3 mi) east of Guatemala City, killing at least 280 people and leaving dozens unaccounted for across the village. The landslide leveled much of the village, leaving some areas under 15 m (49 ft) of earth and debris.

  • 2015 Colombian landslide

    2015 Colombian landslide

    On 18 May 2015 a major landslide hit the town of Salgar, in Antioquia, Colombia. At least 78 people died in the disaster, making it the deadliest single-event disaster in Colombia since the 1999 Armenia, Colombia earthquake.

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    Tim Land, better known as Landslide, is a dubstep, UK garage, drum and bass and future jazz musician (also heavily influenced by Latin, soul and bossa nova ) from London, England. Previously signed to Hospital Records, Land was originally a drummer for bands; he was introduced to Tony Colman and Chris Goss (the label's founders) through a sound engineering job. He has also appeared as a musician on London Elektricity's live drum and bass act, mainly organizing and playing samples on drum pads.

  • 2002 Taman Hillview landslide

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