By | July 25, 2014

A landslide is the movement of rocks and soil down a slope and, when a large slide occurs in an area of dense human habitation, large numbers of people can be killed. In January 2011 mudslides in south-eastern Brazil killed more than 400 people.

Many natural events such as heavy rainfall, an earthquake or volcano can trigger a landslide, but human activities such as building construction can also cause or increase the chances of such an event.


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