Bulletin of the Geological Society of Malaysia, Volume 43, Dec. 1999, pp. 187 – 190
1School of Engineering and Information Technology, University Malaysia Sabah
2School of Science and Technology, University Malaysia Sabah
Abstract: The study of mass movements has long been regarded as one of the most important aspects which should be implemented in road construction in Sabah. Mass movements is a general term for a variety of earth processes by which large masses of rock and/or earth material spontaneously move downward either slowly or quickly by gravitation. This paper will focus on the study of Kundasang Road, one of the most vulnerable to mass movements occurrence in West Coast Sabah. Mass movements in the study area include landslide, creep, rock slide and rock fall. Several factors contribute to the occurrence of mass movements and these are categorized into geological, geomorphological, climatological and anthropological factors. Consideration of these hazards must be taken into account in development planning to counter their disruptive effects.