Articles | Volume 3, issue 4
Earth Surf. Dynam., 3, 501–525, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-3-501-2015
Earth Surf. Dynam., 3, 501–525, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-3-501-2015

Research article 20 Oct 2015

Research article | 20 Oct 2015

Spatial distributions of earthquake-induced landslides and hillslope preconditioning in the northwest South Island, New Zealand

R. N. Parker et al.

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Large earthquakes commonly trigger widespread and destructive landsliding. This paper tests the hypothesis that spatial distributions of earthquake-induced landslides are determined by both the conditions at the time of the triggering earthquake and the legacy of past events. Our findings emphasise that a lack of understanding of the legacy of damage in hillslopes potentially represents an important source of uncertainty when assessing regional landslide susceptibility.