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Landslides of eastern North America

Landslides of eastern North America

papers presented at a Southeastern Section, Geological Society of America symposium, March 26, 1987

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Published by U.S. G.P.O. in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Southern States,
  • East (U.S.)
    • Subjects:
    • Landslides -- Southern States -- Congresses.,
    • Landslides -- East (U.S.) -- Congresses.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographies.

      StatementArthur P. Schultz and C. Scott Southworth, editors.
      SeriesU.S. Geological Survey circular ;, 1008
      ContributionsSchultz, Arthur P., Southworth, Scott, 1957-, Geological Society of America. Southeastern Section.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsQE599.U5 L37 1987
      The Physical Object
      Paginationvii, 43 p. :
      Number of Pages43
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2493156M
      LC Control Number87600070

      Media in category "Landslides in the United States" The following 33 files are in this category, out of 33 total. Dec 26,  · Landslides. Landslides are defined as the gravitational movement of a mass of rock, earth, or debris down a slope (Cruden ), which are basically described by two characteristics: (1) the material involved (rock, rockdebris, earth) and (2) the type of movement (falls, topples, slides, spreads, flows) (Cruden and Varnes ).

      Apr 04,  · Like a video stuck on repeat, the story has played out over and over again in recent weeks in South America, where hundreds of people have been killed in landslides. The causes of submarine landslides, mechanics for their generation, and the risk in the world’s oceans and seas are outlined in this chapter. The historical events at Lituya Bay, Alaska () and on the Grand Banks, Newfoundland () are described in detail.

      Submarine landslides on the south-eastern Australian margin. Statistics on known landslides on the eastern continental. slope of North America, which has geological similarities to Australia. Landslides in India are considered a major hazard in most hilly and mountains regions as well as in steep river banks and coastlines. The causes of landslides in India are not much different from the world, but there are some peculiarities. Important factors considered to be responsible for causing landslides are.


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Chapter 4: Preliminary results from a study of natural slope failures triggered by the storm of NovemberGermany Valley, West Virginia and Virginia: Chapter 4 in Landslides of eastern North America.

Get this from a library. Landslides of eastern North America: papers presented at a Southeastern Section, Geological Society of America symposium, March 26, [Arthur P Schultz; Scott Southworth; Geological Society of America.

Southeastern Section.; Geological Survey (U.S.);]. Large bedrock landslides have been identified on dip slopes of the Appalachian Valley and Ridge province of eastern North America.

These landslides include rock block slides, rock slumps, rock slides, rock avalanches, and gravitational sags (sackung) and are the largest known in this area. Prince Georges County was identified during a statewide investigation of landslide susceptibility (MF) as the county with the most serious slope-stability problems.

This map uses a ranking system ranging from 1 (nil to very low susceptibility) to 4 (moderate to severe susceptibility). Geologic.

Start studying Landslides. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. What type of landslide is most common in the eastern part of North America. creeps. How many people die from landslides each year in North America.

What are natural hazards are landslides connected to. Earthquakes, volcanoes. Landslide processes of the eastern United States and Puerto Rico. / Jeffrey J. Gryta and Mervin J.

Bartholomew --Debris flows in southern Puerto rico / Randall W. Jibson --Large bedrock landslides of the Appalachian Valley and Ridge province of eastern North America / Arthur P.

Schultz and C. Scott Southworth --Post-glacial to historic dip. rehistoric, giant landslides in Montgomery and Craig Counties, Va., in the Blacksburg/Wythe Ranger Districts of the Jefferson National Forest, are the largest known landslides in eastern North America and are among the largest in the world.

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This list of landslides is a list of notable landslides and mudflows divided into sections by date and type. This list is very incomplete as there is no central catalogue for landslides, although some for individual countries/areas do exist.

Volumes of landslides are recorded in the scientific literature using cubic kilometres (km 3) for the largest and millions of cubic metres (normally given. Photograph showing landslides covering State Route 1 near Ohau Point. The route was impacted my several landslides and is the main north-south highway on the eastern part of the South Island of New Zealand.

As many as 80, landslides occurred as the result of a magnitude earthquake in New Zealand in November of INTRODUCTION 17 on the earth's exposed surface and in its streams and oceans (Schuster, ; Schuster and Highland, ~.

Giant prehistoric landslides have been identified on the slope of Sinking Creek Mountain in the Appalachians of Virginia. These are among the largest known landslides in eastern North America and among the largest in the. Jul 13,  · A Man Tries His Best to Get Hit by a Train- CSX Switching Lehigh Cement in Richmond, VA - Duration: Railroad Videos 1, views.

Cambridge Core - Geomorphology and Physical Geography - Landslides - edited by John J. Clague. Landslides and mudslides. predict coastal flooding for every county on the Eastern and Gulf Coasts and find year floods coastal waters of eastern North America is buried. Over 15 km 3 of material are estimated to have been moved in the single event, making it one of the largest continental landslides.

A massive slope failure 60 km north of Kathmandu Nepal, involving an estimated 10–15 km 3. Prior to this landslide the mountain may have been the world's 15th mountain above m. Historical landslides. One of the largest landslides in U.S. history, caused by a collapse last year at a copper mine in Utah, triggered earthquakes, the first time rock avalanches have been known to do so, researchers say.

In general, landslides can be categorized as shallow or deep-seated and this difference can determine their speed and size. Shallow landslides typically occur during the winter months in western Washington and during the summer months in eastern Washington, but are possible at any time.

Deep-seated landslides can also occur at any time. Features observed on aerial photographs were used to classify landslides into three types (rock/debris fall, block slide, and rotational/translational slide) at three levels of confidence: certain, probable, or possible.

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