Landslide in Chile

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On August 21, 2012 A landslide occurred in the Yunnan Province in south west China. The Landslide Killed 19 people 18 of them were children who were attending school when the landslide occurred. The landslide also wiped out two houses in its path of destruction. The landslide blocked a river which posed a risk of flooding so 800 people were evacuated from the area as a precaution.

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Landslide in ChileBy simi916LandslideSouthwest China, Yiliang CountyReferences: http://www.cnn.com/2012/10/04/world/asia/china-landslide-school/index.htmlhttp://www.cbc.ca/news/world/story/2012/10/05/china-landslide.htmlThe southwest part of China is surrounded by hills and mountains. The area is also surrounded by many plate boundaries so it is a common place for many earthquakes and landslides to occur. The area is often in long periods of droughts followed by heavy showers. The area is covered with basin folds and thrust faults. There are also a lot of sedimentary rocks in the ar

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