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Series: GSA Reviews in Engineering Geology
Published: 01 January 1992
DOI: 10.1130/REG9-p37
EISBN: 9780813758091
... residential area, on the northwest outskirts of Ponce. The Mameyes landslide failed in three distinct phases between 3:00 and 4:00 a.m. (local time) on October 7, 1985. The first two phases of sliding involved translational sliding of two 12-m-thick slabs of calcareous-sandstone bedrock along bedding-plane...
Journal Article
Published: 09 February 2022
Seismological Research Letters (2022) 93 (2A): 594–608.
..., such as the 1985 Mameyes landslide, a deep block slide in limestone that killed 129 people ( Jibson, 1992 ), rainfall‐induced landslides in Puerto Rico generally involve shallow collapses of colluvial soil that mobilizes into debris flows. The hazard from rainfall‐induced landslides tends to be highest in the non...
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Journal Article
Published: 01 May 2019
Environmental & Engineering Geoscience (2019) 25 (2): 141–154.
... and Varnes, 1996 ; Hungr et al., 2001 , 2014 ), and can include the injury or death of a few people or many. For example, a mass of nearly 25,000 m 3 was involved in the movement of the 1985 Mameyes rock-block slide in Puerto Rico. The Mameyes landslide killed 129 people, which is considered the largest...
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Journal Article
Published: 01 March 2001
Environmental Geosciences (2001) 8 (1): 38–60.
... landslide disasters ever in Puerto Rico. From May 5–7, 1985, 24 in of rain fell onto the steep (30°) slopes of the southern side of the island. A mudslide started near the top of the slope and grew in size as it raced toward, and then through, the small town of Mameyes, Municipio of Ponce. The death toll...
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Journal Article
Published: 01 January 2007
Environmental & Engineering Geoscience (2007) 13 (1): 25–44.
... earthquake-triggered Deixi blockage (255-m high [837-ft high]) of the Min River in central China ( Li et al., 1986 ); the 1974 Mayunmarca landslide dam (170-m high [560-ft high]) on the Mantaro River, Peru ( Kojan and Hutchinson, 1978 ); and the 1985 Bairaman River landslide dam (200-m high [660-ft high...
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Journal Article
Published: 01 August 2016
Environmental & Engineering Geoscience (2016) 22 (3): 225–243.
... phenomenon? Just as major disastrous landslides like the 1983 Thistle landslide in Utah and the 1985 Mameyes landslide in Puerto Rico called attention to issues of landslide risk at the time of their occurrence, the 2014 Oso landslide in Washington gives renewed urgency to the question of whether the past 20...
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Journal Article
Published: 01 August 2007
Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology (2007) 40 (3): 267–292.
... Landslides blocked main east coast road to airport, repair costs at least US$462 000; at least 430 known landslides, average 3 ha, largest 5 ha, landslide density 0.7 km 2 ; 2% of land area affected by landslides Puerto Rico Mameyes District, Ponce 1985 Debris slide Not recorded 129 people killed...
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