West Sumatra Landslide During in 2012 to 2015

Publication Date : 2016-06-01
Countries : Indonesia
Disaster Management Theme :
Disaster Type : Landslide
Document Type : Research Paper
Languange : en
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During year 2012 to 2015, there are number of landslide occurred in West Sumatra - Indonesia which have been recorded. Those disasters had taken lives and destroyed public facilities. The West Sumatra is a province in Indonesia that located in the middle west of Sumatra Island. The province has area stretching from the west coast to the hills in the middle of the Island. The landslides in West Sumatra frequently occur along the hill and mountain areas of this province. The diversities of physiographic and geologic conditions as well as surface vegetation lead to the landslide in the West Sumatra. In addition, the landslide occurrences are also influenced by the weather and local climate. This condition was worsening by the change of land use in landslide potential area. In many cases, the main factor causes landslides are the reduction of the strength of the soils due to the rain. In the remedial action, the budget and available technology as well as local human capability are the most restrictions that necessary to be considered. This paper describes a review of the landslide in West Sumatra and treatment measures for the years 2012 to 2015. This work is very important to improve and to develop the efforts to reduce the landslide risk and treatment in the future.