What we have learned from the 2008 Wenchuan Earthquake and its aftermath: A decade of research and challenges

  title={What we have learned from the 2008 Wenchuan Earthquake and its aftermath: A decade of research and challenges},
  author={Xuanmei Fan and Charng Hsein Juang and Janusz Wasowski and Run-qiu Huang and Qiang Xu and Gianvito Scaringi and Cees J. van Westen and Hans-Balder Havenith},
  journal={Engineering Geology},

Emerging Trends and New Developments in Disaster Research after the 2008 Wenchuan Earthquake

These emerging trends of disaster research over the past 20 years could serve as a scientific basis to clearly understand disaster science progress over the last 20 years and provide a reference for rapidly identifying frontier issues in disaster science.

Distinctive controls on the distribution of river-damming and non-damming landslides induced by the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake

The 2008 Wenchuan earthquake (China, Mw 7.9) highlighted the importance of assessing and mitigating the hazards from co-seismic landslides and landslide dams. The seismic shaking triggered hundreds

A review of landslides related to the 2005 Kashmir Earthquake: implication and future challenges

It has been 15 years since the catastrophic 2005 Kashmir Mw 7.6 earthquake induced thousands of landslides in northern Pakistan and Kashmir. There have been many studies on various aspects of the

Decreasing Trend of Geohazards Induced by the 2008 Wenchuan Earthquake Inferred from Time Series NDVI Data

This study compared the spatial distribution of the area affected by vegetation damage (AVD) triggered by large and medium-scale geohazards (LMG) to characterize the process of geohazard evolution in the region affected by the 12 May 2008 Wenchuan Earthquake during 2001–2016.

Spatio-temporal evolution of mass wasting after the 2008 Mw 7.9 Wenchuan earthquake revealed by a detailed multi-temporal inventory

Strong earthquakes in mountainous areas can trigger a large number of landslides that generate deposits of loose and unconsolidated debris across the landscape. These deposits can be easily

Spatiotemporal Evolution of Earthquakes in Longmenshan Fault and Adjacent Area, before and after the 2008 Wenchuan Earthquake

Seismicity sequence following a main earthquake usually contains much meaningful information for unveiling the focal mechanism and predicting the reoccurrence interval of large earthquakes. The

Spatio-temporal evolution of post-seismic landslides and debris flows: 2017 Ms 7.0 Jiuzhaigou earthquake

The geological environment after the Jiuzhaigou earthquake may re-equilibrate and return to the pre-earthquake level more quickly than after the Kashmir, Chi-Chi, Gorkha, Wenchuan, and Murchison earthquakes.

Ten years of landslide development after the Wenchuan earthquake: a case study from Miansi town, China

The earthquake outbreak on 12 May 2008, in Wenchuan County caused long-term instability and frequent geological hazards on the mountain slopes in the earthquake area. Considering Miansi town in the



Geo-engineering lessons learned from the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake in Sichuan and their significance to reconstruction

The 2008 Wenchuan earthquake in Sichuan of China was the result of quake-triggering along an active several hundred-kilometer-long fault. The subsequent landslides and debris flow geohazards are

Evolution of Mass Movements near Epicentre of Wenchuan Earthquake, the First Eight Years

This study budgets the mass movements on the hillslopes and in the channels in the first eight years since the Wenchuan earthquake and verified a conservation in mass movements to illustrate the evolution and interactions of mass movement after a strong earthquake.

Analysis of the geo-hazards triggered by the 12 May 2008 Wenchuan Earthquake, China

The Wenchuan Earthquake on 12 May 2008 triggered a large number of geo-hazards including landslides, slope collapses and debris flows. Field investigations and remote-sensing interpretation