On the Tasikmalaya Earthquake Induced Landslide in Indonesia: Field Investigation

On Wednesday September 2nd, 2009 at 14:55 pm the 7-magnitude earthquake struck the southern coast of the main island of Java near Tasikmalaya city in Indonesia

Aly Ahmed

2012

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  • On Wednesday September 2nd, 2009 at 14:55 pm the 7-magnitude earthquake struck the southern coast of the main island of Java near Tasikmalaya city in Indonesia
  • The earthquake and subsequent landslides resulted in at least 75 deaths, more than 900 injuries, and the displacement of more than 88,000 people from nine districts in Central and West Java which are near the epicenter as of September 7
  • Many houses and commercial buildings had collapsed in the worst-hit areas around the towns of Tasikmalaya and Sukabumi
  • Site investigations were done to explore the hazards induced by the Cikangkareng landslide
  • It was found that there were various disasters and rock avalanches observed in the affected area
  • The profile of the rock avalanche, which was induced by landslide, consists of three segments with different inclination angles

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