A landslide is the movement of rock and soil down a slope. Landslides can range in size from a single boulder in a rock fall to a very large avalanche of debris with huge quantities of rock and soil that can be spread across many kilometres.
Heavy rain, floods or earthquake shaking can cause a landslide. Human activity, such as removal of trees and vegetation, steep roadside cuttings or leaking water pipes can also cause landslides.
Before a landslide
Getting ready before a landslide will help reduce damage to your home and business and help you survive.
If you think a landslide is about to happen
You will need to know how to respond immediately
After a landslide