Downslope movement of rock, soil, or artificial fill under the influences of gravity.
Landslide Hazards Program [ More info] Research program designed to improve understanding of the causes of ground failure so that the hazards associated with landslides can be mitigated or avoided.
Landslide events [ More info] Current, regularly updated reports of landslides nationwide
Landslide Hazards in the Seattle, Washington, Area [ More info] Explains how and why landslides occur in this area, and what can be done to forecast and mitigate them.
Landslide hazards: Frequently Asked Questions [ More info] Answers to common questions about landslides and the hazards they pose.
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.
Costly landslide events in the United States: map layer description file [ More info] GIS data set from the USGS National Landslides Hazards Program showing major landslide events in the United States and Puerto Rico with metadata. Map layer can be downloaded in shapefile format or SDTS format.
Field reconnaissance report of landslides triggered by the January 12, 2010, Haiti earthquake [ More info] Preliminary aerial helicopter reconnaissance of areas affected by landslides and ground inspections at some accessible landslide sites.
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