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Latest news on landslides, providing comprehensive coverage of recent incidents, causes, impacts, risk assessments, prevention measures, and safety tips related to these destructive geological events.

Landslides are a significant geological hazard that can cause extensive damage to infrastructure, property, and human life. According to the World Health Organization, landslides affect an estimated 4.8 million people and cause thousands of deaths worldwide each year. Major contributing factors include heavy rainfall, earthquakes, volcanic activity, and human activities such as deforestation and construction in unstable areas.

Recent notable landslides include the devastating incidents in Risaralda, Colombia in February 2024, which claimed over 30 lives, and the massive landslide in Chamoli district, Uttarakhand, India in April 2024, triggered by a glacial burst. The catastrophic Enga landslide in Papua New Guinea on 24 May 2024 is believed to have buried over 2,000 people, with rescue efforts hampered by the risk of further landslides and challenging terrain. Experts warn that climate change may increase the frequency and severity of landslides, as extreme weather events become more common. Landslide risk assessment and early warning systems are crucial for mitigating the impact of these disasters.

Landslides can have far-reaching consequences beyond the immediate destruction. They can disrupt transportation networks, cut off communities from essential services, and cause long-term environmental damage. Personal stories of survival and resilience in the face of these tragedies, such as those emerging from the Enga landslide, highlight the human cost of these events. Local initiatives to raise awareness about landslide risks and promote sustainable land management practices are vital for building community resilience.

Historically, landslides have shaped landscapes and impacted human settlements for centuries. The Varnes classification system, developed in the 1970s, remains a key tool for understanding and categorizing different types of landslides. Studying past events, such as the 1920 Haiyuan landslides in China or the 1962 Huascarán debris avalanche in Peru, provides valuable insights into the complex interplay of geological, climatic, and human factors that contribute to these disasters.

As the global population grows and urban expansion continues, staying informed about landslide risks, prevention strategies, and emergency response measures is more important than ever. Our NewsNow feed on landslides brings you the latest updates, expert analysis, and comprehensive coverage from trusted sources worldwide, helping you stay prepared and informed about these powerful geological events.

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