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Title: Güímar and la Orotava mega-landslides (Tenerife) and Tsunamis deposits in Canary Islands
Authors: Ferrer, Mercedes
González de Vallejo, Luis I.
Coello, Juan Jesús
García, Joshua Carlos
Hernández Gutiérrez, Luis E
Casillas, Ramón
Martín, Candelaria
Rodríguez-Losada, J.A.
Madeira, J
Andrade, C
Freitas, Maria Conceição
Lomoschitz, Alejandro 
Yepes, Jorge 
Meco, J. 
Betancort-Lozano, Juan Francisco
UNESCO Clasification: 24 Ciencias de la vida
2416 Paleontología
Keywords: Volcanic landslides
Tsunami deposits
Canary Islands
Issue Date: 2013
Journal: Landslide Science And Practice: Complex Environment
Conference: 2nd World Landslide Forum, WLF 2011 
Abstract: More than 20 mega-landslides have been described in the Canary Islands affecting the flanks of the volcanic edifices. Güímar and La Orotava landslides, in Tenerife, are two exceptional cases due to their huge dimensions and outstanding geomorphological features. The estimated volume of these landslides exceed tens of cubic km. Tsunami deposits have been also identified in some of the islands of the archipelago probably associated to the large landslides of the islands flanks. An investigation has been carried out to explain the causes of these large instability processes and their failure mechanisms.
ISBN: 978-3-642-31426-1
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-31427-8_3
Source: Margottini C., Canuti P., Sassa K. (eds). Landslide Science and Practice. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. Complex Environment. Volume 5, 2013, Pages 27-33. ISBN: 978-364231426-1. eISBN: 978-3-642-31427-8
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