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= Summary =
 
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Landslides are a characterized as the falling or movement of soil or rock down a slope and can manifest through  mudflows, mudslides, debris flows, rock falls, rockslides, debris avalanches, debris slides, and slump-earth flows. <ref> [https://www.co.monterey.ca.us/government/departments-a-h/administrative-office/office-of-emergency-services/ready-monterey-county/hazard-ready/landslide Monterey County Office of Emergency Services] </ref> [[image:Landslides.jpg]]
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Landslides are a characterized as the falling or movement of soil or rock down a slope and can manifest through  mudflows, mudslides, debris flows, rock falls, rockslides, debris avalanches, debris slides, and slump-earth flows. <ref> [https://www.co.monterey.ca.us/government/departments-a-h/administrative-office/office-of-emergency-services/ready-monterey-county/hazard-ready/landslide Monterey County Office of Emergency Services] </ref> This movement occurs when the down-slope force exceeds the strength of the soil or other material holding the slope together<ref>[https://www.usgs.gov/faqs/what-a-landslide-and-what-causes-one?qt-news_science_products=0#qt-news_science_products USGS Natural Hazards]</ref> [[image:Landslides.jpg]]
  
 
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= Causes =

Revision as of 12:39, 6 April 2020

Summary

Landslides are a characterized as the falling or movement of soil or rock down a slope and can manifest through mudflows, mudslides, debris flows, rock falls, rockslides, debris avalanches, debris slides, and slump-earth flows. [1] This movement occurs when the down-slope force exceeds the strength of the soil or other material holding the slope together[2] Landslides.jpg

Causes

Precipitation

Wildfire and Vegetation

Earthquakes

Development

Prediction and Mitigation

Major Events

References

  1. Monterey County Office of Emergency Services
  2. USGS Natural Hazards