Facts about Landslides
What are Landslides?Gravity is a big component to landslides, though hills that are too steep are also factors of landslides. There are also other factors that cause a landslide. Some of those factors include erosion, rock and soil slopes are weakened by snowmelt and rainfall, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and excess weight from man-made structures and rock or ore.
Where do landslides occur?Mostly landslides occur in the United States, the Appalachian Mountains, the Rocky Mountains and the Pacific Coastal Ranges and some parts of Alaska and Hawaii have severe landslide problems. Any place with a steep hill and nothing to keep the dirt in one place.
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