Articles | Volume 9, issue 3
Earth Surf. Dynam., 9, 505–517, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-9-505-2021
Earth Surf. Dynam., 9, 505–517, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-9-505-2021

Research article 07 Jun 2021

Research article | 07 Jun 2021

Locating rock slope failures along highways and understanding their physical processes using seismic signals

Jui-Ming Chang et al.

Data sets

Seismic data.rar Jui-Ming Chang https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.12203258

Broadband Array in Taiwan for Seismology Academia Sinica, Institute of Earth Sciences https://doi.org/10.7914/SN/TW

Movie for rock slope failure Jui-Ming Chang https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.13168427.v1

20 meter DTM Ministry of the Interior, R.O.C. (Taiwan) https://data.gov.tw/dataset/35430

Video supplement

Movie for rock slope failure Jui-Ming Chang https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.13168427.v1

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Short summary
Seismic techniques applied in rock slope failure research do not provide rapid notifications, as for earthquakes, due to the lack of connections between seismic signals and events. We studied 10 known events in Taiwan and developed a GeoLoc scheme to locate rock slope failures, estimate the event volume, and understand their physical process using available videos. With real-time seismic data transmission, a rapid report can be created for the public within several minutes of the event.