Toward the next generation of research on earthquake-induced landslides: Current issues and future challenges

Janusz Wasowski, David K. Keefer, Chyi Tyi Lee

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Abstract

Although, thanks to the new developments in investigation techniques, modeling, and data analyses, much progress has been made in our understanding of collateral seismic hazards, important new lessons are still being learned from historic and recent earthquakes. By referring to the accompanying papers included in this Special Issue and other recent literature, we present an overview of current issues and future challenges of research on earthquake, triggered landsliding. We also offer some recommendations for future research priorities, as a proposed starting point for the next generation of research on earthquake-induced slope failures. These include i) the compilation of many more complete seismic landslide inventories with adequate contextual information, as well as of retrospective inventories; ii) the improvement of regional-scale assessments of seismic landslide susceptibility and hazard; iii) the development of new methods for regional scale analysis of hazards from large catastrophic landslides; and iv) the long-term monitoring of representative test slopes instrumented with an array of accelerometer stations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalEngineering Geology
Volume122
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - 12 Sep 2011

Keywords

  • Accelerometer monitoring
  • Catastrophic failures
  • Earthquake
  • Landslide
  • Landslide inventories
  • Research priorities

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