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Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 16, 2641-2655, 2016
http://www.nat-hazards-earth-syst-sci.net/16/2641/2016/
doi:10.5194/nhess-16-2641-2016
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Research article
12 Dec 2016
Analysing post-earthquake landslide activity using multi-temporal landslide inventories near the epicentral area of the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake
Chenxiao Tang et al.

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Post-seismic landslides highlighted the need for more research to provide critical information for reconstruction. By mapping detailed landslide inventories, our work shows that most of the landslide activities were concentrated within the first 3 years after the earthquake, and they are majorly determined by vegetation regrowth, available volumes of loose materials, and extreme rainfall events. The landslide activity will continue to decay, but it may be halted if extreme rainfall occurs.
Post-seismic landslides highlighted the need for more research to provide critical information...
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