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Landslide

One minute, it's a quiet hillside overlooking a valley. The next minute, something gives way and the earth on the hill crashes down taking everything in its path. That's a landslide.

Landslides can result from earthquakes, floods, deforestation, and a host of other phenomena that alter the soil, including volcanoes.

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Landslide Caught on Camera

Landslide Caught on Camera

Landslides in British Columbia in 2012 killed several people. This video shows the incredible force of one of the landslides. More...

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BBC
Largest Landslides in the World

Largest Landslides in the World

How big can a landslide be? Geologists have found evidence of ancient landslides that covered hundreds of square miles! More...

Article
Geology.com
Soil Erosion

Soil Erosion

A landslide is basically large-scale soil erosion. In this activity, you will examine soil and its properties to predict the chances of it sliding! More...

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AAAS
Death Toll from Landslides Vastly Underestimated

Death Toll from Landslides Vastly Underestimated

Several thousand people are reported killed by landslides every year. Now researchers believe that number is actually much higher. Find out why. More...

Article
Nature
Flooding: Homes Evacuated After Landslides

Flooding: Homes Evacuated After Landslides

What would it be like to have hundreds of tons of wet soil come sliding and crashing down toward your home? Watch these videos to see what some people in Wales experienced. More...

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BBC
Landslide!

Landslide!

Think you know a lot about landslides? Let's see. Answer the following questions and find out what you do, and do not, know. More...

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FunTrivia.com
Landslides

Landslides

A landslide can be as destructive as an earthquake or a volcanic eruption. Just watch this video to see landslides in action. More...

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National Geographic
Landslides Detected from Afar

Landslides Detected from Afar

Technology is giving scientists the ability to learn about landslides even when they happen in very remote places. That could help lead to ways to prevent landslides in populated places. More...

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Science News for Students
Mini-Landslide

Mini-Landslide

Why do different materials cause different types of landslides? Find out by building a debris chute and testing it out with small bags of sand, gravel, potting rocks. More...

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University of Colorado, Boulder
Swanage Landslide Caught on Camera

Swanage Landslide Caught on Camera

Wow! Look at that! Get an up close look at a landslide on the English coast with out actually having to actually get too close to it. More...

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BBC

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