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Landslides

Posted by Elise on February 18, 2010

Laguna Beach

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The term landslide describes downhill earth movements that can move slowly and cause damage gradually, or move rapidly, destroying property and taking lives suddenly and unexpectedly. In Southern California, most landslides are caused by natural forces or events, such as heavy rain, earthquake shaking and gravity. Areas burned by forest and brush fires are also particularly susceptible to landslides.

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