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Do human activities cause landslides?

Yes, in some cases human activities can be a contributing factor in causing landslides. Many human-caused landslides can be avoided or mitigated. They are commonly a result of building roads and structures without adequate grading of slopes, of poorly planned alteration of drainage patterns, and of disturbing old landslides.

Detailed on-site investigation is required to determine the importance of human factors in causing any particular landslide.

 

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Landslide Types and Processes

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