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Mechanism of the Landslide

A landslide is a phenomenon that a slope moves partially or entirely downward because of the impact and weight of groundwater. Sediment movement of a landslide is usually so large that damage of landslide is tremendous. Once landslide moves, it is very difficult to stop it.

Occurrence of landslide

A slip surface formed in the ground of the slope causes a landslide. When rain or melting snow permeates through the ground, the groundwater level rises, and the groundwater is supplied to the slip surface. As a result, the slope starts to move. Once a landslide movement starts, it becomes larger and larger, and destroys houses, railroads, and roads at the foot of the slope.