Mass Movements

A house which is missing the right half, the roof is intact. In the foreground debris, rubble and devastation. Right in the background a grassy slope and on its left side a breakaway edge and the course of the landslide
Catastrophic effects of landslides.
© Geological Survey of Austria

In Alpine countries such as Austria, mass movements cause significant damage. They occur when slopes become unstable either through human interference (e.g. along roads) or through climate change.