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Quebec, Canada: Landslide

RE: Quebec, Canada: Landslide

This is obviously the famous quick clay of the St. Lawerence valley somewhat the same as the quick clays of Norway.

Any takes by any body else?

RE: Quebec, Canada: Landslide

I think that you are correct ecanuck.

The appearance of the ground is very much like earthquake-induced spreading from liquefaction.  Expect similar behavior.

Aside from the slide, everything else looks so normal in the photos.  It's almost bizarre - no earthquake damage, no floods, just this slide.

RE: Quebec, Canada: Landslide

A question for the canucks in the forum: are there any specific regulations for building on the Leda clay? Something like: building is not allowed above a treshold slope angle, or similar?

Or do you just trust in your good luck?
 

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