Kaikoura Earthquake Short-Term Project: landslide inventory and landslide dam assessments

Chris I Massey, Dougal B Townsend, G. D. Dellow, Biljana Lukovic, Brenda J Rosser, Garth C Archibald, M Villeneuve, J Davidson, Katie E Jones, Regine Morgenstern, Delia T Strong, Barbara M Lyndsell, J Tunnicliffe, Jon M Carey & S McColl
The MW 7.8 14 November 2016 Kaikoura Earthquake generated more than 20,000 mapped landslides and about 200 significant landslide dams. Besides the immediate hazard from the landslides, cracked ground, landslide debris and landslide dams also pose longer-term risk to infrastructure, because if the landslides and debris remobilise and the dams breach, they could generate future debris flows and floods. These in turn, could sever transport routes and further damage infrastructure, adversely impacting the post-earthquake economic...
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