LandslidesLandsliding refers to the downward shifting of the ground on a slope. The slope can naturally exist and/or be manmade. The reason for the shifting is either there has been added force to the slope or the slope has been weakened. There are a number of ways downward force can be added to the slope. Some of the more common applications which can cause landslides are:
- The slope is steepened and/or heightened with fill soil
- Slope becomes water logged and thus made heavier
- A structure is constructed on or close to the slope
- The water level in the waterway at the bottom of the slope dropped significantly causing downward seepage forces.
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