Earthquake-triggered landslides form lakes in New Zealand
Eleven small lakes were formed by landslides caused by the 1929 Buller earthquake in New Zealand; four others were formed by other historic earthquakes in this country. At least nine other New Zealand lakes are dammed by landslides and were probably formed by prehistoric earthquakes. Earthquake-dammed lakes could provide an estimate of paleoseimicity for the past few hundred or thousand years.
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|Publication Subtype||Journal Article|
|Title||Earthquake-triggered landslides form lakes in New Zealand|
|Series title||Earthquake Information Bulletin (USGS)|
|Publisher||U.S Geological Survey|
|Publisher location||Reston, VA|