Natural Hazards

Landslides

In general, a landslide is a movement of a mass of rock, earth or debris down a slope due to gravity.

Landslides belong to a group of geological processes referred to as MASS MOVEMENT: mass movement involves the outward or downward movement of a mass of slope forming material, under the force of gravity. Landslide forms are distinguishable from other forms of mass movement by the presence of distinct boundaries and rates of movement perceptibly higher than any movement experienced on the adjoining slopes.

 

Prepared by CERG - European Centre on Geomorphological Hazards (Strasbourg, France) & the Editorial Board