Even so, the overall size of the landslide significantly exceeded pre-event estimates, and the slide itself was quite different from previous slope failures
at the mine.
The primary goal of slope failure
analysis is to predict the time of slope failure
in the presence of evidence that demonstrates signs of a possible slope failure
With rapid advancement in computing capabilities, numerical simulations have become a more prevalent tool to reconstruct and analyze the progress of slope failures
, which facilitates better understanding of the driving mechanism and dynamic process of landsliding [16-18].
Most of the changes noted, of course, reflect normal geological processes including slope failures
, the movement of beach sands and gravels, and the downstream transport of stream sediments.
Fig-7 describes the approximate geometry and the position of slip surface for the optimal model selected for slope failure
analysis at different degrees of saturation.
In the limit equilibrium based infinite slope stability analysis, the slope failure
will occur when the factor of safety is below one (FS < 1), and the critical state is obtained when the factor of safety is equal to one (FS = 1).
The area has had a history of slope failures
dating back to the 1970s and has an unpredictable and high risk for future landslides.
 performed an experimental study on rainfall infiltration and seepage flow on small-scale unsaturated model slopes and reported a similar result that when the water table approaches to the slope surface, a highly unstable zone developed in that area and slope failure
may be induced.
"Anywhere you have strong motion and steep terrain, you have extremely high risk of slope failure
and landslides, and they can be extremely large," said Colin Stark, a geophysicists at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory in New York.
If conditions continue, there is the possibility of what the DPW called "catastrophic slope failure
The lawsuit filed on Wednesday by Jerome and Flora Heilweil claims "slope failure
" on Hes-ton's Los Angeles property caused substantial damage to their home in January 2005, diminishing the market value of their property.
They allege the "slope failure
" on Heston's property caused damage to their home in 2005 and diminished its value.