Sliding layer estimation of shallow landslides on Aso volcanic mountains in Japan based on tephra layer-physical properties of soil

Mega Lia Istiyanti, Satoshi Goto, Takashi Kimura, Go Sato, Shintaro Hayashi, Akihiko Wakai, Daisuke Higaki
2020 Geoenvironmental Disasters  
Shallow landslides occur frequently on the Aso volcanic mountains. The soil materials on the Aso volcanic mountains consist of tephra layers formed by volcanic activities. This study is aimed to specify the physical properties of soil that correlate with the sliding layer of a shallow landslide on the volcanic mountain area. Tephra layers consist of kuroboku and scoria layers and the differences between these layers were specified using the physical properties of soil methods. Results showed
more » ... . Results showed that the plasticity index and the fine fraction content can be used for estimating the sliding layer in the Aso volcanic area.
doi:10.1186/s40677-020-00163-x fatcat:lkk7cp5xmfgodhf5i3txzuzw4e