Engineering geology and stability of the Jishixia landslide, Yellow River, China

  • Fan-yu Zhang
  • Gao LiuEmail author
  • Wen-wu Chen
  • Wen-feng Han
  • Shi-biao Bai
Original Paper


The paper analyzes the characteristics and stability of the Jishixia landslide on the Yellow River in Qinghai Province, China, based on field investigations and various exploratory data. The current stability of the landslide was calculated and the future potential stability was assessed assuming a peak ground acceleration of 0.11g due to an earthquake, and the moisture created by flood discharge from the hydropower station. The results indicate that at present the overall landslide is stable, but further movement could be triggered by an earthquake event and/or significant wetting.


Landslide characteristics Stability evaluation Peak ground acceleration Jishixia landslide, China 



This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (40801212).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fan-yu Zhang
    • 1
  • Gao Liu
    • 1
    Email author
  • Wen-wu Chen
    • 1
  • Wen-feng Han
    • 1
  • Shi-biao Bai
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Civil Engineering and MechanicsLanzhou UniversityLanzhouChina
  2. 2.College of Geographic ScienceNanjing Normal UniversityNanjingChina

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