Skip to Main content Skip to Navigation
Journal articles

Examples of geomorphologic and geological hazards in Algeria

Abstract : We present three geomorphologic and geological phenomena that have occurred in Algeria in recent years: (i) the Bab El Oued mudflow on 11 November 2001, which claimed several hundred lives, (ii) a soil collapse induced by sand liquefaction triggered by the Boumerdes earthquake (M w = 6.8) on 21 May 2003, and (iii) landslides that are threatening Constantine city, for which a hazard map is presented using a qualitative approach. We briefly describe and analyze these natural disasters, and in the first two cases propose the application of geophysical techniques such as ambient noise recordings and electrical imagery to help evaluate their extent and potential threat. Finally a landslide hazard map of Constantine is proposed.
Document type :
Journal articles
Complete list of metadatas

https://hal-insu.archives-ouvertes.fr/insu-00334564
Contributor : Pascale Talour <>
Submitted on : Monday, October 27, 2008 - 12:50:40 PM
Last modification on : Friday, September 25, 2020 - 3:13:44 AM

Links full text

Identifiers

Collections

Citation

D. Machane, Youcef Bouhadad, G. Cheikhlounis, Jean-Luc Chatelain, E. Oubaiche, et al.. Examples of geomorphologic and geological hazards in Algeria. Natural Hazards, Springer Verlag, 2008, 45 (2), pp.295 à 308. ⟨10.1007/s11069-007-9167-5⟩. ⟨insu-00334564⟩

Share

Metrics

Record views

201