Failure characteristics of rainfall-induced shallow landslides in granitic terrains of Shikoku Island of Japan

  title={Failure characteristics of rainfall-induced shallow landslides in granitic terrains of Shikoku Island of Japan},
  author={Ranjan Kumar Dahal and Shuichi Hasegawa and Atsuko Nonomura and Minoru Yamanaka and Takuro Masuda and Katsuhiro Nishino},
Soil slips, debris slides, and flow occurrences on hill slopes of particular areas are closely related to the mode of rainfall. Because of geological, geomorphological, and climatic settings, Japan is highly prone to rainfallinduced landslides. In 2004, Shikoku, the smallest island of Japan, faced extreme events of typhoon rainfalls and suffered huge losses of life and property because of floods and landslides. This paper deals with the synoptic descriptions of failures that occurred in the… CONTINUE READING


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