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By Afroz Ahmad Shah The famous Portuguese Bend landslide in the summer of 1956, when people noticed that the ground beneath them had begun to move, remind us of the potential of such forces to move the ground (Figure, a). It is estimated that a 105-hectare (260-acre) section of the slope was breaking free at a rate of about 2.5 centimetres per day, and also carrying Portuguese Bend with it. However, by 1961, the rate had slowed to about 1 centimetre per day, but by then it already had destroyed or damaged about 154 homes within the slide area. Similarly,

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