Landslides usually involve the movement of large amounts of earth, rock, sand or mud or any combination of these.

Landslides can be caused by earthquakes, volcanoes, soil saturation from rainfall or seepage, or by human activity (e.g. vegetation removal, construction on steep terrain).

This page contains links to useful information about landslides.

For information about current disaster issues go to the Queensland Government disasters and alerts web page.


About landslides


For children

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