What is a Landslide?
Gravity is invisible also it’s very dangerous as Natural Disaster, but it has incredible strength. It normally holds objects where they need to be, but sometimes it can pull a slope of a mountain. If an earthquake or storm loosens rocks or sludge on gradient slopes, gravity removes them and drags them along the hill. When the rocks slide, they crush everything that comes into their paths, but the mudslides flow like a slow river and leave little time to escape.
SOIL SHIFT IN PHILIPPINES
In 2006, a flood of mud flooded the entire village of Guinsaugon, Philippines. The village was at the foot of the mountain, and within 10 days 200 cm of rain had fallen into the area (this is the amount of rainfall in four months to London, one of the world’s wettest cities). An earthquake triggered the loosened soil and triggered a terrible landslide.
In 1903, 70 million tons of rock fell from the Turtle Mountains in Canada to the foothills of the mountain. This was one of the largest recorded landslides and left a mark on the mountain that can be seen even today.
LANDSLIDES IS NOT ALWAYS FAST
During the summer in the cold regions of the world, the soil often slopes down the hills. This movement is very slow, because the surface of the soil melts, but almost six are still frozen.
Landslides are seen in hilly and mountainous regions. Therefore, recovery efforts are difficult. Usually, the only vehicle that is fast enough to save lives is a helicopter. Rescuers in the helicopter gather here, trapped in the landslide in northern Japan in 2004. It was an earthquake that triggered this catastrophe, and with the road flowing with the soil, many vehicles fell under the ground.
In 2005, in the landslide on Laguna Beach in the California coastal area, houses were scattered like cardboard boxes. The landslide occurred early in the morning, and by chance, no one died. Residents were able to find time to escape before their homes began to slide down the slope.