Articles | Volume 7, issue 3
Earth Surf. Dynam., 7, 829–839, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-7-829-2019
Earth Surf. Dynam., 7, 829–839, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-7-829-2019

Research article 02 Sep 2019

Research article | 02 Sep 2019

Seismic and geologic controls on spatial clustering of landslides in three large earthquakes

Claire Rault et al.

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AR by Claire Rault on behalf of the Authors (15 Apr 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (04 May 2019) by Xuanmei Fan
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (20 May 2019)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (21 May 2019) by Xuanmei Fan
AR by Claire Rault on behalf of the Authors (22 May 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (23 Jun 2019) by Xuanmei Fan
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (05 Jul 2019) by A. Joshua West(Editor)
AR by Claire Rault on behalf of the Authors (16 Jul 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
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Short summary
Large earthquakes trigger thousands of landslides in the area of their epicentre. For three earthquake cases, we have determined the position of these landslides along hillslopes. These co-seismic landslides tend to cluster at ridge crests and slope toes. We show that crest clustering is specific to seismic triggering. But although co-seismic landslides locate higher in the landscape than rainfall-induced landslides, geological features strongly modulate their position along the hillslopes.