A Peat Landslide in Sarawak, Malaysia, and Its Significance in Relation to Washouts in Coal Seams

Publication Date : 1966-03-01
Author : Wilford, G. E.
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Disaster Management Theme :
Disaster Type : Landslide
Document Type : Research Paper
Languange : en
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Observations on the causes and effects of a peat landslide involving a segment of a peat swamp that slid into the Tutoh tributary of the Baram river in May 1961 suggest that low-gradient peat landslides may have been responsible for many of the features found in washouts in coal seams that are generally interpreted as due to the action of streams eroding a channel through the original peat swamp.