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Landslides

The term "landslide" describes a wide variety of processes that result in the downward and outward movement of slope-forming materials including rock, soil, artificial fill, or a combination of these.

The materials may move by falling, toppling, sliding, spreading, or flowing. The drawing below is a graphic illustration of a rotational landslide, with the commonly accepted terminology describing its features.

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Landslide Resources

The New Jersey Geological and Water Survey maintains a database of Landslides in the state and updates the database as new landslides occur. This information is used by The NJ State Police, Office of Emergency Management as well as federal, state, county, and local government officials and consultants to assist in hazard mitigation planning. Landslides in New Jersey can damage homes, utilities...
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Landslide Resources

The New Jersey Geological and Water Survey maintains a database of Landslides in the state and updates the database as new landslides occur. This information is used by The NJ State Police, Office of Emergency Management as well as federal, state, county, and local government officials and consultants to assist in hazard mitigation planning. Landslides in New Jersey can damage homes, utilities...
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Landslide Monitoring and Research in the Atlantic Highlands area, New Jersey

Recent shallow landslides have occurred on the steep hillslopes of the Atlantic Highlands area during and after large storm events with exceptionally heavy rainfall. These shallow landslides have resulted in extensive damage to residential property and local infrastructure and threatened human safety.The USGS New Jersey Water Science Center (NJWSC) and the USGS Landslide Hazards Program (LHP) are...
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Landslide Monitoring and Research in the Atlantic Highlands area, New Jersey

Recent shallow landslides have occurred on the steep hillslopes of the Atlantic Highlands area during and after large storm events with exceptionally heavy rainfall. These shallow landslides have resulted in extensive damage to residential property and local infrastructure and threatened human safety.The USGS New Jersey Water Science Center (NJWSC) and the USGS Landslide Hazards Program (LHP) are...
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