Accession Number : AD0709129

Title :   LANDSLIDE TERRANE NEAR MEDELLIN, COLOMBIA,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY DEPT OF GEOGRAPHY

Personal Author(s) : Shlemon,Roy J.

Report Date : 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 84

Abstract : Three groups of landslides and mudflows totalling 22 square kilometers are recognized near Medellin, Colombia. The deposits are described and alternative hypotheses are proposed to account for their origin. It is suggested that pre-historic earthquake shocks triggered the slides. The significance of mass-wasting as a degradational process in the geomorphic evolution of a seismically active region is described and evaluated. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AVALANCHES, COLOMBIA), TERRAIN, MUD, FLUID FLOW, EARTHQUAKES, SHOCK WAVES, DEGRADATION, RIVERS, CLIMATE, GEOLOGIC AGE DETERMINATION, DEPOSITS, GLACIERS, MOTION, EXCITATION

Subject Categories : Soil Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE