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A city’s sprawl triggers ominous changes underground

Aerial view of densely packed houses stretching to the horizon.

Houses crowd together atop the northern part of the Funu landslide in Bukavu, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Credit: Antoine Dille, Royal Museum for Central Africa

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Nature 612, 378 (2022)



  1. Dille, A. et al. Nature Geosci. (2022).

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