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Landslides caused by earthquakes.

Geological Society of America Bulletin

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Abstract

Data from 40 historical world-wide earthquakes were studied to determine the characteristics, geologic environments, and hazards of landslides caused by seismic events. This sample was supplemented with intensity data from several hundred US earthquakes to study relations between landslide distribution and seismic parameters. Correlations between magnitude (M) and landslide distribution show that the maximum area likely to be affected by landslides in a seismic event increases from approximately 0 at M = 4.0 to 500 000 km2 at M = 9.2. Each type of earthquake-induced landslide occurs in a particular suite of geologic environments. -from Author

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Landslides caused by earthquakes.
Series title:
Geological Society of America Bulletin
Volume
95
Issue:
4
Year Published:
1984
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
406
Last page:
421
Number of Pages:
16