Alternative Title

Paper No. 7.21

Location

St. Louis, Missouri

Date

10 Mar 1998, 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Abstract

The Himalayas have been found to experience the highest frequency of landslide incidences, thereby, causing loss of life and property. The rocks of Himalaya are repeatedly deformed and are affected by the periodic reactivation of deepseated faults. The experiences in the area of landslide investigations reveal that these lineaments are characterised by the frequent occurrence of landslides. Recently, studies have been carried out on a number of landslides falling between Murree and Panjal thrust along the Karole-Kastigarh road in Ram ban area of Jammu & Kashmir. This paper is intended to present the salient features of some of these landslide studies.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Meeting Name

4th Conference of the International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 1998 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Observations on Landslide Incidences in Himalayas in Kashmir Area

St. Louis, Missouri

The Himalayas have been found to experience the highest frequency of landslide incidences, thereby, causing loss of life and property. The rocks of Himalaya are repeatedly deformed and are affected by the periodic reactivation of deepseated faults. The experiences in the area of landslide investigations reveal that these lineaments are characterised by the frequent occurrence of landslides. Recently, studies have been carried out on a number of landslides falling between Murree and Panjal thrust along the Karole-Kastigarh road in Ram ban area of Jammu & Kashmir. This paper is intended to present the salient features of some of these landslide studies.