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Preliminary investigation of some large landslides triggered by the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake, Sichuan Province, China

Landslides

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DOI: 10.1007/s10346-009-0141-z

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Abstract

The M s 8.0 Wenchuan earthquake or "Great Sichuan Earthquake" occurred at 14:28 p.m. local time on 12 May 2008 in Sichuan Province, China. Damage by earthquake-induced landslides was an important part of the total earthquake damage. This report presents preliminary observations on the Hongyan Resort slide located southwest of the main epicenter, shallow mountain surface failures in Xuankou village of Yingxiu Town, the Jiufengchun slide near Longmenshan Town, the Hongsong Hydro-power Station slide near Hongbai Town, the Xiaojiaqiao slide in Chaping Town, two landslides in Beichuan County-town which destroyed a large part of the town, and the Donghekou and Shibangou slides in Qingchuan County which formed the second biggest landslide lake formed in this earthquake. The influences of seismic, topographic, geologic, and hydro-geologic conditions are discussed. ?? 2009 Springer-Verlag.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Preliminary investigation of some large landslides triggered by the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake, Sichuan Province, China
Series title:
Landslides
DOI:
10.1007/s10346-009-0141-z
Volume
6
Issue:
1
Year Published:
2009
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Landslides
First page:
47
Last page:
54
Number of Pages:
8