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Research article
11 Jul 2017
Research article |  | 11 Jul 2017

Prediction of the area affected by earthquake-induced landsliding based on seismological parameters

Odin Marc, Patrick Meunier, and Niels Hovius

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We present an analytical expression for the surface area of the region within which landslides induced by a given earthquake are distributed. The expression is based on seismological scaling laws. Without calibration the model predicts, within a factor of 2, up to 49 out of 83 cases reported in the literature and agrees with the smallest region around the fault containing 95 % of the total landslide area. This model may be used for hazard assessment based on early earthquake detection parameters.
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