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Jet Propulsion Laboratory: NASA Map Reveals a New Landslide Risk Factor
October 18, 2019
PASADENA, California, Oct. 18 -- NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory issued the following news:

In the deadly 2018 earthquake in the Indonesian city of Palu, intense shaking changed solid ground into a landslide of flowing mud, multiplying the death toll and economic impact. A new paper shows that this disastrous effect was triggered by a previously unknown risk factor: flooding rice fields for farming.

Soil liquefaction, which causes this kind of landslide, occurs when th . . .

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