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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1-12

A sociotechnical approach toward earthquake-induced landslides

1 Department of Civil Engineering, National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan
2 Department of Civil Engineering, Kanto Gakuin University, Yokohama, Japan

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Dr. Mubashir Aziz
Department of Civil Engineering, National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Lahore
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijas.ijas_6_18

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Background: Many landslides occur as a direct or indirect result of earthquakes. Recent studies have thoroughly examined the connection between earthquakes and post-seismic landslides triggered by rainfalls considering earthquake source distance and magnitude as well as the temporal delay of landslide activation. Methodology: Some of the recent seismic events that generated damaging landslides are presented in this study with special focus on socio-technical aspects along with the effectiveness of slope stabilization, the interaction of earthquake and subsequent rainfalls and disintegration of slope material due to water infiltration. Discussion: The mechanisms of compound effects are classified together with the research needs and possible mitigation measures. It is anticipated that the increased understanding of such mechanisms in the study areas is likely to be a prerequisite for a meaningful disaster risk reduction. The emphasis is also made on the importance of urgent post-earthquake damage surveys and benefiting from local seismic culture in land-use planning.

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