How does land subsidence impact the functionality and stability of the affected area?

Causes of Land Subsidence

Land subsidence is the gradual sinking or settling of the land surface. It can be caused by a variety of factors, both natural and human-induced.

Natural Factors

Natural processes such as the weight of overlying sediments or erosion of underlying bedrock can lead to land subsidence. These processes can cause the land surface to gradually sink or settle over time.

Human-Induced Factors

Human activities such as groundwater pumping, soil compaction, and urbanization can also contribute to land subsidence. These activities can alter the natural balance of the land surface and lead to sinking or settling.

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