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May 18th, 2011
Mass Wasting Triggered by the 2008 Wenchuan Earthquake

Large shallow earthquakes also trigger widespread, coseismic landslides that cause significant but spatially heterogeneous erosion. Research using high-resolution satellite imagery examine the potential changes in orogen volume using landslide area. According to the research, the Wenchuan earthquake will lead to a net material deficit in the Longmen Shan. Read More