Is there any landslide in Uttarakhand?
DEHRADUN: A study by Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology (WIHG) in Dehradun has found that 51% of Uttarakhand falls under ‘high’ and ‘very high’ landslide-susceptible zones.
What causes landslides in Uttarakhand?
The mountains are constantly cut to form newer and faster roads connecting the cities. Large pieces of mountains are cut and removed using heavy machinery coupled with explosives to create wider roads. More often than not, this leaves the mountains with weak cracks that, with time, fall onto the road.
Where did landslide occur in Uttarakhand?
A landslide occurred on the Rishikesh-Badrinath National Highway as heavy rainfall continued to lash parts of Uttarakhand for the third consecutive day. A landslide triggered by heavy rainfall occurred on Rishikesh-Badrinath National Highway on Friday.
How many landslides occur in Uttarakhand?
According to data from Uttarakhand State Disaster Management Department, there were 33 landslide incidents in the state in 2015, claiming 12 lives. The number went up to an alarming 972 in 2020, with 25 deaths. This year, 132 incidents have taken place so far, claiming 12 lives.
What caused landslide in Uttarakhand 2021?
On February 7, 2021, a portion of the Nanda Devi glacier broke off releasing the water trapped behind the ice, creating an avalanche and deluge that quickly turned into flash floods in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district.
Is there landslide in Nainital?
Nainital is one of the most landslide-prone areas in the state. Since 2018, this small hill station and the areas around it have been witnessing landslides and cracks on the roads. Surrounded by hills, the Nainital lake is situated at an elevation of 1,938 metres.
Where was the most recent landslide?
The 2021 Mumbai landslide was a series of landslides that occurred in Chembur and Vikhroli, the suburban neighbourhood located in Mumbai, India on July 18, 2021. At least thirty-two people were killed and several others injured after they were trapped under houses that collapsed due to landslides caused by heavy rains.
What is the situation of Nainital today?
Today’s temperature in Nainital is 31°c. Day’s maximum temperature would hover at 40°c, while minimum temperature is predicted to be 26°c. The climate of Nainital has a strong tendency to be indecisive.