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Conference Paper


IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, Institute of Physics Publishing, Volume 30, Number 1 (2016)



Anthropogenic factors, Case-studies, Earth sciences, Field investigation, Geoenvironmental, Geological factors, Geology, Landslides, Mass movement, North India, Western Ghats


Landslides - mass movements of rock, debris or earth down a slope - are worldwide phenomena which cause significant damage and an estimated 5000 fatalities each year. They are caused by the interplay of various natural and anthropogenic factors and occur under diverse geoenvironmental conditions. In India, landslides occur primarily in the Himalayas of North India and in the Western Ghats of South India. This paper reports the results of field investigations for six landslide sites in North, Northeast and South India. We provide explanations as to why several landslides occurred at each of the sites. Our goal is to gain a deeper insight into the causes and precursors of landslides, which will facilitate more accurate identification of landslide-prone locations and enable early detection of landslide events. © Published under licence by IOP Publishing Ltd.


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Cite this Research Publication

Dr. Nirmala Vasudevan and Ramanathan, K., “Geological factors contributing to landslides: Case studies of a few landslides in different regions of India”, in IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, 2016, vol. 30.