Asked in Landslides
Does landslide cause more erosion than tornadoes or storms?
Compared to tornadoes, yes. Tornadoes generally do not cause much erosion. With storms, it is tricky, as many landslides are triggered by storms. However, in areas prone to landslides, such events likely cause the greates portion of erosion. ...
Asked in Geology, Earth Sciences
What are some forces that can cause rapid changes to the earth's surface?
Anything that causes rapid erosion of material, such as earthquakes, landslides, and flooding. ...
Asked in Landforms, Asia
What problems do the mountains of Asia cause to the people of Asia?
The mountains' high risk of soil erosion, landslides, poverty and loss of habitats prove them to be problematic. ...
Asked in Erosion and Weathering
What is it called when mountains are worn down and sediments are carried away?
When mountains are worn away by weathering and the sediment is carried away, it is called erosion. This occurs over time. Rapid erosion is possible and is known to cause landslides. ...
Asked in Hurricanes Typhoons and Cyclones
Do hurricanes change landforms?
They can. Hurricanes can cause significant coastal erosion, which can change coastlines, and wash away islets of sand. The rain from hurricanes can trigger landslides and cause floods that alter the courses of rivers. ...