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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2003)

Document title

Examples of recent rockfalls from basalt cliffs in Northern Ireland

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

WILSON P. ; CUNNINGHAM A. ;

Abstract

Two examples of recent rockfalls from basalt cliffs in Northern Ireland are described and some trigger mechanisms suggested. The Downhill rockfall of June 2002 resulted in derailment of the Londonderry-Belfast train and occurred following two months of above average rainfall. The Trostan rockfall(s) has (have) resulted in basalt boulders accumulating on the track bed of a late nine teenth century mineral railway, the track having been removed by 1900. The possibility of distant seismic activity acting as a trigger mechanism is introduced. Both examples exceed in magnitude rockfall events recorded elsewhere on the Ulster basalts

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Irish geography / ISSN 0075-0778

Editor : Geographical Society of Ireland, Dublin - IRLANDE (1947)

Millesime : 2003, vol. 36, no2 [pp. 170-177]

Bibliographic references : 14 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;

Language

Anglais

Localisation

Laboratoire INTERGEO - Paris

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