Articles | Volume 19, issue 4
Research article
18 Apr 2019
Research article |  | 18 Apr 2019

Evaluating earthquake-induced rockfall hazard near the Dead Sea Transform

Mor Kanari, Oded Katz, Ram Weinberger, Naomi Porat, and Shmuel Marco


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (11 Feb 2019) by Andreas Günther
AR by Mor Kanari on behalf of the Authors (07 Mar 2019)  Author's response   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (08 Mar 2019) by Andreas Günther
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (01 Apr 2019) by Andreas Günther
AR by Mor Kanari on behalf of the Authors (02 Apr 2019)  Manuscript 
Short summary
We study rockfall hazard to a town in an earthquake-prone area, where large trailer-truck-sized boulders are scattered downslope above the town. Mapping boulder locations and sizes (in the field and in past aerial photos) and calculating their predicted trajectories downslope using computer simulation yielded a hazard map for rockfall impact. Hazard is reduced where slope angle is below 10°. Dating rockfalls coincides with past earthquakes and predicts probability for future rockfall.
Final-revised paper