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Identifying a large landslide with small displacements in a zone of coseismic tectonic deformation; the Villa Del Monte landslide triggered by the 1989 Loma Prieta, California, earthquake

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David K. Keefer, Edwin L. Harp, Gary B. Griggs, Stephen G. Evans, and Jerome V. DeGraff, 2002, Identifying a large landslide with small displacements in a zone of coseismic tectonic deformation; the Villa Del Monte landslide triggered by the 1989 Loma Prieta, California, earthquake: Reviews in Engineering Geology, v. 15.

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The Villa Del Monte landslide was one of 20 large and complex landslides triggered by the 1989 LomaPrieta, California, earthquake in a zone of pervasive coseismicground cracking near the fault rupture. The landslide was approximately 980 m long, 870 m wide, and encompassed an area of approximately 68 ha. Drilling data suggested that movement may have extended to depths as great as 85 m below the ground surface. Even though the landslide moved <1 m, it caused substantial damage to numerous dwellings and other structures, primarily as a result of differential displacements and internal Assuring. Surface cracks, scarps, and compression features delineating the Villa Del Monte landslide were discontinuous, probably because coseismic displacements [...]

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doi http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/mods-outline-3-5.html#identifier doi:10.1130/REG15-p117
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