Debris flows in southeast Brazil : susceptibility assessment for watersheds and and vulnerability assessment of buildings
Debris flows is one of the primary mass movement processes in the Serra do Mar, a system of escarpments and mountains that stretches more than 1,500 km in south and southeast of Brazil. Usually, these processes cause environmental and social damages. On March 1967 only one small city was affected by 947 mm, with 115 mm on the 17th and 420 mm on the 18th and triggered numerous landslides and debris flows with the great mobilization of material, reaching a 15 km radius, causing approximately 440 fatalities. Approximately 50 years later, another city, located in the same mountain range, was affected ...
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