Landslide in Japan

Sameer Aug 05, 2009 4070 Views

Category: Miscellaneous

A landslide is a geological phenomenon that often plagues the country of Japan. Around 75% of land in Japan is forested, mountainous, and unsuitable for agriculture or residential use. Because of these steep elevations, levels of rainfall, earthquakes, and soft ground, Japan is extremely landslide prone. In Japan, many busy roads are built across mountain slopes. Route 168 is a national highway connecting Shingu, Wakayama to Hirakata, Osaka. Landslides like this often cause much heartache to the area. Highways routinely become blocked and many people don’t have an alternative way to get home. This has caused city officials to adopt many landslide prevention and safety programs. In the video you can see the slide abolish everything including the protective fence surrounding the highway.
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