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landslide

(Avalanche), noun accident, adversity, affliction, bad luck, calamity, casualty, catastrophe, disaster, emergency, hardship, infliction, misery, ravage, tragedy, trouble
Associated concepts: catastrophe insurance

landslide

(Overwhelming support), noun conclusive, decisive, large, lopsided, many, overwhelming
Associated concepts: landslide political victory
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2014) compared rockslides occurrence patterns on the sierras de Talacasto and La Dehesa (western portion of Precordillera Central), to lithology, geological structures, and seismicity records.
While the government launched an investigation immediately after last year's rockslide, no findings have yet been announced, Amnesty said.
Tadros said the government had set up 2,000 emergency flats to house some families, but with many more made homeless by the rockslide this remains insufficient.
But the area is prone to rockslides and pleas for action after a smaller fall just two months ago had been ignored, it was claimed.
A POWERFUL storm pounded California for a second day, flooding freeways and desert roads, tossing boats ashore and triggering a rockslide that blocked the central coast highway.
Health and Safety bosses are set to launch an investigation after a man mining for valuable minerals was trapped under a rockslide in a disused North pit.
One junior high school student was killed and five others injured Wednesday when they were caught in a rockslide on a forest road in the village of Itadori, Gifu Prefecture, central Japan, police said.
Government officials in Hawaii have removed wooden crosses that were erected at the entrance to a state park to memorialize eight people who were killed in a rockslide in May of 1999.
The snail lives within a single limestone rockslide on a hillside that is owned by the El Paso Natural Gas Company and managed by the Arizona Electric Power Cooperative.
In this paper Anders discussed the importance of avalanche boulder tongues, as distinct from talus cones, alluvial cones, and rockslide tongues.
Due to heavy rainfall a rockslide occurred in Peyia at 2am.
yesterday due to approximately 250 cubic meters of rockslide, a report from DPWH-Samar said.