India is one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world, and many of its 1.2 billion people live in areas vulnerable to natural hazards such as floods, landslides, cyclones, droughts and earthquakes.
- Slope-Magnitude, length and Direction
- Soil thickness
- Relative relief
- Land use
- Drainage- pattern and density
- Landslide affected population
1. Poor ground conditions
2. Geomorphic phenomena.
3. Natural physical forces
4. Quite often due to heavy spells of rainfall coupled with impeded drainage.
- Weak, sensitivity, or weathered materials
- Adverse ground structure (joints, fissures etc.)
- Physical property variation (permeability, plasticity etc)