What Is Land Subsidence And Why Does It Happen?

Subsidence is defined as the "sinking of the ground due to underground material movement" 

Many different activities, both natural and artificial, such as the extraction of water, oil, or natural resources, as well as mining

Some of the most well-known causes of subsidence are earthquakes, soil erosion, and soil compaction.

This phenomenon "can happen over very large areas like whole states or provinces

or very small areas like the corner of your yard," according to the US-based agency's website.

Experts have speculated that unplanned building, overpopulation, blocking the natural flow of water

earthquakes are common because the region is located in a seismically active zone.