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What are the landslide types?

Varnes (1978) has divided landslide into types of “falls”, “topples”, “slides”, “lateral spreads” and “flows” according to the materials that move downward along the slopes and the movements thereof. Slope movements that are formed by more than two of above types are known as the complex landslide. The materials contained in the movement can be divided into bedrock and engineering soil. Engineering soil can be further divided into debris (coarse particles) and earth (fine particles).

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