The world landslide problem




Thousands of people may be killed by landslides each year and property damage may be in the tens of billions of dollars, but the techniques for recognizing and coping with landslides are well developed. Landslides are generally more manageable and predictable than earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and some storms, but only a few countries have taken advantage of this knowledge to reduce landslide hazards.

Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title The world landslide problem
Series title Episodes
Volume 14
Issue 1
Year Published 1991
Language English
Publisher International Union of Geological Sciences
Publisher location Ottawa
Contributing office(s) Geology, Minerals, Energy, and Geophysics Science Center
Description 10 p.
First page 52
Last page 61
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