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Landslides . By: Kyle Armbruster . Types of landslides. Debris flows, sometimes referred to as mudslides, mudflows, lahars, or debris avalanches, are all common types of fast-moving landslides. . When landslides occur.

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Landslides

Landslides

By: Kyle Armbruster


Types of landslides
Types of landslides

Debris flows, sometimes referred to as mudslides, mudflows, lahars, or debris avalanches, are all common types of fast-moving landslides.


When landslides occur
When landslides occur

Landslides generally occur during periods of intense rainfall or rapid snow meltor shortly after.


Where landslides occur
Where landslides occur

They usually start on steep hillsides as shallow landslides that accelerate to speeds that are typically about 10 miles per hour, but can exceed 35 miles per hour.


What can mudflows do
What can mudflows do

The consistency of debris flows ranges from watery mud to thick, rocky mud that can carry large items such as boulders, trees, and cars.


Damage from landslides
Damage from landslides

Every year, landslides in the United States cause approximately $3.5 billion in damage, and kill between 25 and 50 people.

Casualties in the United States are primarily caused by rockfalls, rock slides, and debris flows.


How landslides start
How landslides start

Landslides often accompany earthquakes, floods, storm surges, hurricanes, wildfires, or volcanic activity. They are often more damaging and deadly than the triggering event

Also during heavy rain or when there is not enough vegetation and the land starts to move.


Some common places for landslides
Some common places for landslides

One of the most common spots for landslides is in India. One place is the rohtang pass which translates in English to pile of corpses. Below is some of the back up landslides can cause.



References
References

Google images search (landslide pictures) (rohtang pass)

www.fema.gov


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