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Mechanical relationship between catastrophic volcanic landslides and caldera collapses

Author
Hurlimann, M.; Martí, J.; Ledesma, A.
Type of activity
Journal article
Journal
Geophysical research letters
Date of publication
2000-08
Volume
27
Number
16
First page
2393
Last page
2396
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1029/2000GL011564 Open in new window
URL
https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1029/2000GL011564 Open in new window
Abstract
Large-scale sector collapses of volcanic edifices and collapse calderas represent some of the most catastrophic geological events taking place at the earth's surface. Examples of these two processes occurring simultaneously suggest that a mechanical relationship between landslides and collapse calderas may exist. We demonstrate that a caldera collapse can trigger large-scale landslides in volcanic terrains. Moderate seismic shocks caused by seismogenic slip on the ring fault on which the caldera...
Group of research
MSR - Soil and Rock Mechanics

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