Presentation on theme: "Hazardous Environments resulting from Mass Movements"— Presentation transcript:
1 Hazardous Environments resulting from Mass Movements
2 Shear stress> shear strength Mass movements take place when shear stress (the force trying to move the material) is greater than shear strength (the strength or resistance of the slope).Shear stress> shear strength
3 Causes of Mass Movement Movement is determined by:GravitySlope anglePore pressure
4 Hazardous mass movements LandslidesMudslidesAvalanches
5 landslides Triggered by Seismic activity Heavy rainfall Human activity Case studies of the CaribbeanCase study of Puerto RicoCase study of China
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