Large landslides from oceanic volcanoes

Marine Geotechnology
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Large landslides are ubiquitous around the submarine flanks of Hawaiian volcanoes, and GLORIA has also revealed large landslides offshore from Tristan da Cunha and El Hierro. On both of the latter islands, steep flanks formerly attributed to tilting or marine erosion have been reinterpreted as landslide headwalls mantled by younger lava flows. These landslides occur in a wide range of settings and probably represent only a small sample from a large population. They may explain the large volumes of archipelagic aprons and the stellate shapes of many oceanic volcanoes. Large landslides and associated tsunamis pose hazards to many islands. -from Authors
Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Large landslides from oceanic volcanoes
Series title Marine Geotechnology
DOI 10.1080/10641199109379880
Volume 10
Issue 1-2
Year Published 1991
Language English
Publisher Taylor and Francis
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Marine Geotechnology
First page 19
Last page 32
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