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Am. 87, 17041717. Shreve, R I. : 1968, The Blackhawk Landslide. Geol. Soc. Am. Spec. Pap. 108, 47 pp. : 1976, 'Factors Relating to the Landslide Process in Canadian Quick Clays', Earth Surface Proc. 1(2),163-172. : 1985, 'Mass Movement and Slope Evolution in Calabria', Proc. 4th Int. Conf & Field Workshop on Landslides, Tokyo, 23-30. : 1974, The Relationship of Porosity and Angle of Repose to Mixture Proportions in Assemblages of Different Sized Materials', Sedimentology 21(1), 149-162. : 1976, 'A Scree Slope Rockfall Model', Earth Surface Proc.

I I. i BRITISH COLUMBIA • • • Intensity I Intensite • • ~BERTA ~~ ~w. '" . • . ( • \\ • SASK. i \ I• i • i Fig. 8. Preliminary intensity maps, Nahanni earthquakes of 5 October and 23 December 1985. The diameter of the solid circles is proportional to the intensity leveL Modified Mercalli (MM) intensities II and III represent brief and slight vibrations; MM intensities IV and V represent more intense shaking, but below the threshold of damage, which is usually MM VI. , 1986). 52 A. E. 9 x M<5 eMS *M~6 .

NZ. Nat. Soc. Earthq. Eng. 2. Ai, N. : 1985, 'Effects of Neotectonic Stress Field on Land Slides', Proc. 4th Int. Con! and Field Worksh. on Landslides. Tokyo, 433-436. 36 A E. : 1972, 'Die Entwicklung des forsttechnischen Systems der Wildbachverbauung', Osterr. Wasserwirtsch. 24(9), 183-192. : 1981, 'Ober die Gefiihrdungsursachen und die Moglichkeiten zur Wiederherstellung der Hangstabilitiit und die einschliigigen Moglichkeiten einer priiventiven Beriicksichtigung in der Raumordnung', Alm- und Bergbauer 31(8), 3-11.

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