Landslide and its Causes
The movement of rock, debris, or Earth in a downward direction due to various natural causes is known as a landslide. Landslides are accompanied by natural phenomena such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and heavy rainfall. The causes of landslides can be broadly classified into three categories, namely Geology, Morphology, and Human activity which contribute majorly.
Landslides are a common occurrence in Indian hilly areas where heavy rainfall affects the surface of the Earth to a large extent and makes the slope unstable and resulting in a landslide.