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East Abbotsford, Dunedin, New Zealand, landslide of August 8, 1979

Douglas S. Coombs

East Abbotsford, Dunedin, New Zealand, landslide of August 8, 1979

an interim report

by Douglas S. Coombs

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Published by University of Otago, Dept. of Geology in Dunedin .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Article reprinted from: Bulletin de Liaison - Laboratoires des ponts et Chause es, Spe cial X, janV. 1981.

StatementDouglas S. Coombs, Richard J. Norris.
ContributionsNorris, Richard J.
The Physical Object
Paginationp.27-34
Number of Pages34
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13954235M

August 8th, In New Zealand when one thinks of natural disasters things like earthquakes, floods, storms or volcanic eruptions come to mind. 'landslide'. Yet slips of this kind frequently occur in New Zealand washing out roads or causing one or two houses to become unlivable. the Abbotsford area, only 8 kilometres from Dunedin, is. The Abbotsford Landslide of 8 August occurred in an urban area of Dunedin, New Zealand, causing much damage to houses and urban infrastructure. Rapid failure occurred after weeks of.

Landslides are common in New Zealand. This landslide is in Whakatāne. Can you find out what large landslides there have been in New Zealand recently. Image: LEARNZ. One of New Zealand's most well known landslides was the Abbotsford landslide in Dunedin which left 69 houses uninhabitable. What type of landslide was this and was anyone hurt? The most significant urban landslide in New Zealand's history occurred in when the Abbotsford block slide, covering 18 ha, caused the destruction or removal of 14 houses in the Green Island Borough of Dunedin (Table 2).

Main article: Abbotsford landslip On the night of August 8, , a major landslide occurred in Abbotsford, resulting in the destruction or relocation of some 69 .   (a) East Abbotsford Landslide: initial slow movements had, by 5 August , created an arcuate head scarp (top). In a 2-h period during the night of 8 August , the block slid about 50 m, destroying or damaging 69 houses (bottom). (b) East Abbotsford Landslide: damaged houses within the head-scarp graben of the landslide (top).


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East Abbotsford, Dunedin, New Zealand, landslide of August 8, 1979 by Douglas S. Coombs Download PDF EPUB FB2

Abstract The Abbotsford Landslide of 8 August occurred in an urban area of Dunedin, New Zealand, causing much damage to houses and urban infrastructure. Rapid failure occurred after weeks of preliminary movements, resulting in the formation of a approximately 5 million m 3 block by:   On the 8th of August in Abbotsford, New Zealand, several weeks of preliminary movements culminated in the rapid failure of an approximately 5 million m 3 block slide.

Pictures of the landslip at Abbotsford on August 8,from the Otago Daily Times archive. Photo prints available from otagoimages. here was an initial suggestion that the cause of the landslide was logging and mining done in the area 3 decades ago.

However, local government officials said that the area was well forested and deforestation logging activities were not the casual factor. Experts came to the. On August 8,a large translational block landslide occurred in Abbotsford – residential suburb of southwest Dunedin, New Zealand after several weeks of preliminary movements.

In the history of New Zealand, New Zealand Abbotsford landslide is considered as the biggest landslide in an urbanized area.

On 8 Augusta major landslip occurred in the Dunedin, New Zealand suburb of Abbotsford. It was the largest landslide in a built-up area in New Landslide of August 8 history, resulting in the destruction of 69 houses - around one sixth of the suburb - but no fatalities.

Abbotsford landslide On the night of August 8,a major landslide occurred in Abbotsford, Dunedin. It caused the destruction or relocation of some 70 houses, and the evacuation of over. Abbotsford Disaster () On 8 Augusta major landslip occurred in the Dunedin, New Zealand suburb of Abbotsford.

It was the largest landslide in a built-up area in New Zealand's history, resulting in the destruction of 69 houses - around one sixth of the suburb - but no fatalities. At around pm on 8 August, Abbotsford hill gave : 2K.

Nevertheless, few people expected the events of August 8,to unfold the way they did, when the hillside finally began to slip at pm. By the time it was over, an 18ha block, comprising 5million cu m of earth up to 40m thick, had dropped 50m down the slope over 30 minutes, taking entire sections of streets and 69 homes with it.

Abbotsford Landslide, Dunedin The Abbotsford landslide is known as one of New Zealand's worst landslides, not only because of its size, but becasue it might have been prevented with a little more geological knowledge and foresight.

On 8 Augusta major landslip occurred in the Dunedin, New Zealand suburb of Abbotsford. Debris flow Submarine landslide Slope stability analysis Earthquake Erosion. The landslide occurred in Abbotsford Dunedin.

The landslide had started like a decade before but was moving very slowly creating cracks in the concrete but the major movement didn’t happen till shortly before 9pm on the 8th of august after a heavy fall of rain and snow it moved at extreme pace making it the biggest in New Zealand.

An Abbotsford resident and a news reporter describe the aftermath of the landslide that destroyed or rendered uninhabitable 69 houses on 8 August   Twenty-nine years ago, just before 9pm on August 8,a few families gathered as many belongings as they could carry from their homes in the small Dunedin hillside suburb of Abbotsford.

New Zealand’s most publicised landslide occurred in the Dunedin suburb of Abbotsford. Cracks were first noticed by residents in In May an underground water pipe was unearthed and engineers noted that ground movement had caused it to split.

Large cracks soon appeared in the earth. Suburbs of Dunedin Abbotsford landslip. On 8 Augusta major landslip occurred in the Dunedin, New Zealand suburb of Abbotsford. It was the largest landslide in a built-up area in New Zealand's history, resulting in the destruction of 69 houses - around one sixth of the suburb.

Get this from a library. Landslide: the Abbotsford disaster, August 1, [Ian Stuart]. The authorities in New Zealand are clearly using the anniversary of the landslide to remind people of the need to remain vigilant.

Reference Hancox, G.T. The Abbotsford Landslide, Dunedin, New Zealand: a retrospective look at. Abbotsford, you could say, was a catalyst for change, with New Zealand now one of the only country’s in the world to provide cover for land damage.

And as for the land that suffered slippage 35 years ago, much of it now sits as parkland, and a reminder of Mother Nature.

Get this from a library. Landslide: the Abbotsford disaster, August 1. Map of Abbotsford, Dunedin, New Zealand with street names and local businesses.The East Abbotsford, Dunedin, New Zealand, Landslide of August 8, An Interim Report. Bulletin de Liaison des Laboratoires des Ponts et Chaussees, Ministere de l’Environment et du Cadre de Vie – Ministere des Transports, Paris, France.

no. Speciale X, On August 8,a major landslip occurred in the Dunedin, New Zealand suburb of was the largest landslide in a built-up area in New Zealand's history, resulting in the destruction of 69 houses - around one sixth of the suburb - but no fatalities.