What is a landslide and what are its effects?

A landslide is defined as the movement of a mass of rock, debris, or earth down a slope. The following are the effects of landslides.

  • Lead to economic decline 
  • Decimation of infrastructure 
  • Loss of life 
  • Affects the beauty of landscapes 
  • Impacts river ecosystems 
  • Indirect costs, such as lost timber and fish stocks.

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