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Landslides: A USGS fact sheet about landslides and events that trigger them.
Largest Landslides
largest landslide
Largest Landslides: Heart Mountain and Storegga - Earth's largest known landslides.
Rock Fall Photos
Yosemite rock fall hazards
Yosemite Rock Fall Photos: A photo sequence of a rockfall and debris avalanche by Herb Dunn.
"We learn geology the morning after the earthquake."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Debris Flows
debris flows
Debris Flows are moving masses of loose mud, sand, soil, rock and water.
Largest Tsunami
largest tsunami
World's Largest Tsunami: The wave with the highest run-up was triggered by a rock fall.
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Homeowner's insurance
Homeowner's Insurance and Landslides: Most policies do not cover landslide damage.
"Oil is found in the minds of men."
Wallace Pratt

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Debris Flow Hazards
Debris flow hazards
Debris Flows are fast-moving landslides that can attain speeds over 30 miles per hour.
Saidmarreh Landslide
The Saidmareh Landslide
Saidmarreh Landslide, Iran: One of the world's largest slides - over five cubic miles of debris!
"The present is the key to the past."
Charles Lyell
Volcanic Mudflows
Volcanic hazards
Lahars are mudflows that are composed of volcanic debris and water.
Yosemite Rock Fall
Yosemite rock fall hazards
Yosemite Rock Fall Hazards: Learn what the Park Service is doing to reduce rock fall hazard.
"The best geologist is the one who has seen the most rocks."
Herbert Harold Read

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