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A landslide in the Philippines

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What exactly is a landslide or a landslide? What is the cause of the landslide in Itogon, Benguet? How many were killed and how many are still wanted in the landslide? What and who are affected by this damage? What is the possible solution to prevent landslides? According to the weather.tv, "landslide" is the landslide and mud flow, caused by heavy rainfall caused by a typhoon or any bad weather. It happens around a mountain or hill and other high places. Up to five to seven thousand families live in the "danger zone" in Itogon town. They will come from seven barangays of Itogon including those living in Sitio First Gate in barangay Ucab where the "killer landslide", Sitio Luneta in Barangay Loacan, Barangay Virac, Ampucao, Gumatdang, and Tuding occurred. (radyo la verdad, 2018) Officials from the "Department of Environment and Natural Resources" (DENR) say the landslide in Itogon, Benguet was not caused by mining-related activities. According to "Mines and Geosciences Bureau-Cordillera Administrative Region (MGB-CAR) Director" Fay Apil, there are no "mining operations" in the area of ​​origin of "debris materials". According to Apil, the successive rains that started in the Habagat until typhoon Ompong caused the ground to soften in the area. Typhoon Ompong is considered to be one of the strongest laughs in the Philippines especially in the North. According to the "Command Center" tally, 61 people were killed in the said landslide in Barangay Ucab. Meanwhile, 21 are still wanted. According to the "Cordillera Region Risk Reduction and Management Council", up to 103 people have been killed in the entire region due to Typhoon Ompong. 78 here are from Itogon, Benguet. Most victims of landslides in Brgy. Ucab sa Itogon are the miners who are currently resting in their "bunkhouse". (RadyoMan HQ, 2018) Those affected by this damage are the miners and the residents living in the area. Miners will be most affected by the landslide, and mining will be stopped immediately in their area due to the damage. Most of the residents living here rely solely on men mining in their families. By mining they earn money for food and expenses for their daily lives.

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Overview Landslides are the removal of the top layer of soil, a form of soil degradation. This natural process is caused by the dynamic activity of the erosive agent, that is, water, ice (glacier), snow, wind (wind), plants, animals, and humans. According to these agents, erosion is sometimes divided into water erosion, ice erosion, snow erosion, respiration (aeolean), zoogenic eruption, and anthropogenic erosion. Landslides can be a slow process that goes unnoticed, or they can occur at an alarming rate that causes a serious loss of surface area. Land loss from farmland may be reflected in reduced crop production potential, lower water quality levels and damaged drainage networks. Human activities have increased by 10-40 times the rate at which collapse occurs worldwide. Excessive (or accelerated) erosion causes "on-site" and "off-site" problems. Site effects include a reduction in agricultural production and (in natural landscapes) ecological collapse, both due to the loss of abundant nutrients on the surface of the earth. In some cases, the end result is desertification. Off-site effects include sedimentation of waterways and eutrophication of water bodies, as well as damage related to sediment on roads and houses. Water and air flow are the two main causes of soil degradation; together they are responsible for about 84% of the global extent of degradation, making landslides one of the most significant environmental problems in the world. Intensive agriculture, deforestation, roads, anthropogenic climate change and urban sprawl are among the most significant human activities in terms of their impact on stimulating erosion. However, there are many precautions and remediation practices that can reduce or limit the erosion of weak soils.

Loss of land through rain, wind and running water. Natural (normal) erosion that occurs slowly under natural conditions and accelerated landslides where erosion is reduced due to artificially destroyed plants. Rain, water consumption due to running water, wind blowing through wind etc. Rainwater, wind speed, level of plant development, topography, soil characteristics etc. are factors to accelerate. Volcanic ash, red soil and others are generally prone to landslides. Prevention measures include the preparation of terraces, cultivation of coated plants such as grass, maintenance of drainage canals, installation of forest canopy, improvement of soils, improvement of pruning system , etc.

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It is astonishingly beautiful 😍 I hope people can find solutions to cope with erosion taking place. We need to protect our natural habitats for the next generations...

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We need to pray for them, that they will be aware when they are was in the danger zone, keep safe.

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