Yoshiharu ISHIKAWA, Satoshi TSUCHIYA, Kazuo KONAGAI and Fawu WANG
The Wenchuan Earthquake occurred at 15:07, on May 12, 2008 in China. Its hypocenter
was close to the Wenchuan, Sichuan, (North 3101'05'', East 10336'05")
and its magnitude (M) was 8.0. Many landslides were triggered by the earthquake
in the Mts. Longmenshan, west of Chengdu. Field investigation were conducted
for the sediment disasters at the end of July ] beginning of August. Characteristics
of several large landslides and landslide dams are described.
Key wordsFearthquake, Wenchuan, sediment disaster, landslide, landslide dam