The down slope movement of earth material under the influence of gravity.
Landslide types and processes [ More info] An introductory primer giving basic scientific facts about landslides--the types of landslides, how they are initiated, and how they can begin to be managed as a hazard.
Landslide: did you see it? [ More info] Report your experience of seeing a landslide including location.
Landslides learning & education [ More info] A wide variety of explanatory and educational resources about landslides and their relationship with earthquakes and storms, and preparedness. Includes glossary and photos.
Landslides research [ More info] Description of research projects in progress to make accurate landslide hazard maps and forecasts of landslide occurrences.
Mass Wasting Following the 2002 Missionary Ridge Fire near Durango, Colorado, a Field Trip Guidebook [ More info] Guidebook with photos, maps, and diagrams explaining how forest fires have affected the likelihood of mass wasting, with discussions of steps taken to minimize future impacts.
Mass wasting presentation [ More info] Presentation explaining the various types of mass wasting, how they work, and how they differ from one another, with diagrams and photos.
Mount Rainier - Living Safely With a Volcano in Your Backyard [ More info] One of our Nation's most dangerous volcanoes, Mount Rainier has been the source of countless eruptions and volcanic mudflows, and many people live in the areas that will be affected by it.
Mount St. Helens, 1980 to now--what's going on? [ More info] Summarizes the eruptions of this spectacular volcano and the consequences for the surrounding landscape, explains how volcanoes like this form, and how we monitor their activity to mitigate hazards they pose.
National Landslide Information Center [ More info] National Landslide Information Center links to general information, teacher/student information, recent landslide events, state and local information, current projects, fire-related landslides, and images and publications on landslides.
Natural Hazards - A National Threat [ More info] Describes the role USGS plays in reducing losses from natural disasters, itemizing specific information we develop and maintain to help mitigate or avoid these problems.
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