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Land subsidence, sinkhole collapse and earth fissure occurrence and control in China
- AISONG, DENG, JIANHUA, JU
- Hydrological sciences journal 1994 v.39 no.3 pp. 246-258
- cities, economic development, engineering, humans, karsts, subsidence, China
- There are many varieties of geological hazard in China which are widely dispersed. Land subsidence is one such hazard and occurs mainly in the coastal cities of east China. Sinkhole collapses are mainly found near those cities of east and middle China that have karst water and karst water-impregnated ore deposits. Earth fissures also occur in east and middle China. All these geological hazards have a great influence upon the construction of engineering works. Though the causes of the hazards may be different, a major contributor is human economic activity. Therefore, a major countermeasure is to control human economic development.