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-'''[[Landslide]]''' or '''[[landslip]]''' is a geological phenomenon which includes a wide range of ground movement, such as '''[[rock]]''' falls, deep failure of slopes and shallow debris flows, which can occur in offshore, coastal and onshore environments. Although the action of gravity is the primary driving force for a landslide to occur, there are other contributing factors affecting the original slope stability. Typically, pre-conditional factors build up specific sub-surface conditions that make the area/slope prone to failure, whereas the actual landslide often requires a trigger before being released.+'''[[Landslide]]''' or '''[[landslip]]''' is a geological phenomenon which includes a wide range of ground movement, such as '''[[rock]]''' falls, deep failure of slopes and shallow debris flows, which can occur in offshore, coastal and onshore environments.
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 +Although the action of '''[[gravity]]''' is the primary driving force for a landslide to occur, there are other contributing factors affecting the original '''[[slope]]''' stability.
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 +Typically, pre-conditional factors build up specific sub-surface conditions that make the area/slope prone to failure, whereas the actual landslide often requires a trigger before being released.
Reference Reference
* Wikipedia ''Landslide'' [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Landslide] * Wikipedia ''Landslide'' [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Landslide]
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Landslide or landslip is a geological phenomenon which includes a wide range of ground movement, such as rock falls, deep failure of slopes and shallow debris flows, which can occur in offshore, coastal and onshore environments.

Although the action of gravity is the primary driving force for a landslide to occur, there are other contributing factors affecting the original slope stability.

Typically, pre-conditional factors build up specific sub-surface conditions that make the area/slope prone to failure, whereas the actual landslide often requires a trigger before being released.

Reference

  • Wikipedia Landslide [1]



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