Reconnaisance of the Grandview peak rock slide, Salt Lake County, Utah: A possible earthquake-induced landslide?

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Earthquake-induced landslides, with the exception of liquefaction-induced lateral spreads, have not been recognized in the Salt Lake City metropolitan area. Based on the inferences of previous researchers that some prehistoric, catastrophic rock slides in the Wasatch Front may have been triggered by earthquakes, we evaluated the feasibility of determining the timing of the Grandview Peak rock slide in upper City Creek Canyon northeast of Salt Lake City and correlating it with a documented surface-faulting earthquake.

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  • critical issues, database publication, landslide, earthquake, utah