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What is earthquake-induced landslides?

When an earthquake occurs, the transmission of seismic waves can cause shaking and vibration of ground surface. This often trigger the collapse of potential landslide areas, which is known as earthquake-induced landslide. According to the statistical data of landslides triggered by severe earthquakes in the past, a number of factors can affect the results and scale of landslides, such as the nature of earthquake (triggering factors) and the geographical, hydrological and meteorological conditions of landslide location (potential factors).

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