An aerial view shows the site of the landslide that buried Abi Barik village on May 5, 2014. Hundreds of people were killed in a horrific la...

An aerial view shows the site of the landslide that buried Abi Barik village on May 5, 2014. Hundreds of people were killed in a horrific la...

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See the Worst Natural Disasters of 2014

See the Worst Natural Disasters of 2014

The massive mudslide that killed 43 people and left dozens missing is shown in this aerial photo, March near Arlington, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S.

50 years ago the Welsh mining village of Aberfan was engulfed by a coal tip landslide. The local primary school was directly in its path

50 years ago the Welsh mining village of Aberfan was engulfed by a coal tip landslide. The local primary school was directly in its path

We have to respect mother nature, but she sure can seem scary - Mud slide

We have to respect mother nature, but she sure can seem scary - Mud slide

Ayu landslide - The large landslide at Ayu in Osh, which killed 24 people on Saturday, 29 April 2017

Ayu landslide - The large landslide at Ayu in Osh, which killed 24 people on Saturday, 29 April 2017

Natural causes of landslides include: groundwater (pore water) pressure acting to destabilize the slope, loss or absence of vertical vegetative structure, soil nutrients, and soil structure, erosion of the toe of a slope by rivers or ocean waves weakening of a slope through saturation by snow melt, glaciers melting, or heavy rains earthquakes adding loads to barely stable slope, earthquake-caused liquefaction destabilizing slopes, and volcanic eruptions.

Natural causes of landslides include: groundwater (pore water) pressure acting to destabilize the slope, loss or absence of vertical vegetative structure, soil nutrients, and soil structure, erosion of the toe of a slope by rivers or ocean waves weakening of a slope through saturation by snow melt, glaciers melting, or heavy rains earthquakes adding loads to barely stable slope, earthquake-caused liquefaction destabilizing slopes, and volcanic eruptions.

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