Subsidence vs Landslide - What's the difference?

subsidence | landslide |


As nouns the difference between subsidence and landslide

is that subsidence is the process of becoming less active or severe while landslide is a natural disaster that involves the breakup and downhill flow of rock, mud, water and anything caught in the path.

subsidence

English

Noun

(wikipedia subsidence)
  • The process of becoming less active or severe
  • * Bishop Warburton
  • The subdual or subsidence of the more violent passions.
  • A sinking of something to a lower level, especially of part of the surface of the Earth due to underground excavation or seismic activity or groundwater depletion
  • landslide

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A natural disaster that involves the breakup and downhill flow of rock, mud, water and anything caught in the path.
  • A vote won by a wide or overwhelming majority.
  • The candidate won by a landslide .

    Synonyms

    * (natural disaster) earthfall, landslip

    See also

    * (natural disaster) avalanche, earthquake, mudslide * (politics) shoo-in