Landslides and Debris Flows in the California Central Coast Region

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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