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Irrigation and the Palu landslides

Wet rice cultivation in the Palu Valley, Indonesia, prepared the ground for the devastating liquefaction-induced landslides that were triggered by the Mw 7.5 earthquake in 2018, suggest two studies of the spatial relationship between landslide morphology and irrigation.

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Fig. 1: Destruction by liquefaction, Petobo, Palu.

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Cummins, P.R. Irrigation and the Palu landslides. Nat. Geosci. 12, 881–882 (2019).

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