Earthquake induced geo-disaster chain

Guangqi Chen, Yange Li, Yingbin Zhang, Jian Wu

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A strong earthquake can cause a large number of landslides and avalanches, which can initiate causal geo-disaster chains. A representative ring in disaster chain is that a coseismic landslide can block a river and form a landslide dam, which may burst and cause a catastrophic flood. In order to disclose the serious impacts of the geo-disaster chain induced by earthquake, this paper presented the form process of geo-disaster chain and proposed some cutting measures. According to the developing process, the geo-disaster chain from the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake was discussed. Two measures for cutting the chain are proposed, one is the landslide hazard map constructing on susceptibility analysis and the other is numerical simulation of debris flows for assessment of dangerous zone. The results of this study can help the authority make the right decision rapidly to take appropriate counter measures to reduce the risk of the geo-disaster chain or cut it directly.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication5th China-Japan Geotechnical Symposium
PublisherPeople's Communications Press
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9787114105821
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event5th China-Japan Geotechnical Symposium: New Advances in Geotechnical Engineering - Chengdu, China
Duration: May 18 2013May 19 2013

Publication series

Name5th China-Japan Geotechnical Symposium


Other5th China-Japan Geotechnical Symposium: New Advances in Geotechnical Engineering

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology


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