Landslide Hazards Program

Data and Tools

Emergency Assessment of Post-Fire Debris Flow Hazards

Emergency Assessment of Post-Fire Debris Flow Hazards

Estimates of the probability and volume of debris flows that may be produced by a storm in a recently burned area, using a model with characteristics related to basin shape, burn severity, soil properties, and rainfall.


U.S. Landslide Inventory

U.S. Landslide Inventory

A web-based interactive map with a consistent set of landslide data. The searchable map includes contributions from many local, state, and federal agencies and provides links to the original digital inventory files for further information.

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Earthquake-Triggered Ground-Failure

Earthquake-Triggered Ground-Failure

A web-based interactive map showing earthquake-triggered ground-failure, such as landsliding and liquefaction.

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Date published: September 1, 2020

Hillslope hydrologic monitoring data following Hurricane Maria in 2017, Puerto Rico, July 2018 to June 2020

This data release includes time-series, qualitative descriptions, and laboratory testing data from two monitoring stations installed in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria in 2017, which led to tens of thousands of landslides across the island (Bessette-Kirton et al., 2017). The stations were installed to investigate subsurface hydrologic response to rainfall and develop a quantitat

Date published: August 24, 2020

Map and model input and output data for the north Charlotte Creek Basin, Douglas County, Oregon, for analysis of debris-flow initiation resulting from the storm of November 17 - 19, 1996

Heavy rainfall during mid-November 1996 induced debris flows throughout the southern Oregon Coast Range, including more than 150 in the immediate vicinity of north Charlotte Creek (Coe and others, 2011). Data in this project pertain to a 2.4-km2 area centered at N 43.65° and W 123.94° which an area where high concentrations of debris flows occurred. These data include a subset

Date published: August 20, 2020

Inventory of landslides triggered by rainfall on 16-17 January 2019, Los Angeles County, CA

This dataset contains landslide polygons mapped after a rainstorm on 16-17 January 2019. The majority of the landslides are located in the burn areas of the 2016 San Gabriel Complex fire, the 2014 Colby fire, and the 2009 Morris fire. Additional landslides are located outside those two burn areas. In addition to the landslide polygons, this data release also contains polygons outlining 3 w...

Date published: July 20, 2020

Field observations of ground failure triggered by the 2020 Puerto Rico earthquake sequence

This dataset consists of over 800 field observations of ground failure (landslides, lateral spreading, and liquefaction) and other damage triggered by the 2019-2020 Puerto Rico earthquake sequence. The sequence started with a M4.7 earthquake on 28 December 2019, followed by many more earthquakes, including 15 larger than M5 (as of 7 July 2020). The M6.4 mainshock, which is thoug

Date published: July 7, 2020

Interferometric synthetic aperture radar data from 2020 for landslides at Barry Arm Fjord, Alaska

Subaerial landslides at the head of Barry Arm Fjord in southern Alaska could generate tsunamis (if they rapidly failed into the Fjord) and are therefore a potential threat to people, marine interests, and infrastructure throughout the Prince William Sound region. Knowledge of ongoing landslide movement is essential to understanding the threat posed by the landslides. Because of the landsl

Date published: June 19, 2020

Inventory of landslides triggered by the 2020 Puerto Rico earthquake sequence

Here we present an inventory of remotely and field-observed landslides triggered by 2019-2020 Puerto Rico earthquake sequence. The inventory was mapped using pre- and post-event satellite imagery (PR_landslide_inventory_imagery.csv), an extensive collection of field observations ( and using pre-earthquake lidar as...

Date published: June 19, 2020

Inventory map of submarine and subaerial-to-submarine landslides in Glacier Bay, Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, Alaska

Mass-wasting events that displace water, whether they initiate from underwater sources (submarine landslides) or subaerial sources (subaerial-to-submarine landslides), have the potential to cause tsunami waves that can pose a significant threat to human life and infrastructure in coastal areas (for example towns, cruise ships, bridges, oil platforms, and communication lines%

Date published: June 3, 2020

Data from in-situ displacement monitoring, Slumgullion landslide, Hinsdale County, Colorado

We monitored displacement of the Slumgullion landslide located in Hinsdale County, Colorado. We measured displacement at the ground surface between 12 August 2011 and 10 October 2018, and in the subsurface between 4 September 2016 and 7 December 2016. Both types of data were acquired at irregular time intervals. Displacement at the ground surface was measured at locations within the upper,

Date published: February 7, 2020

Debris-flow monitoring data, Chalk Cliffs, Colorado, USA, 2014

This data release includes 2014 time-series data from three debris-flow monitoring stations at Chalk Cliffs in Chaffee County, Colorado, USA. The data were collected to help identify the triggering conditions, magnitude, and mobility of debris flows at the site. The three stations are located sequentially along a channel draining the 0.3 km^2 study area. The Upper, Middle, and Lowe

Date published: January 28, 2020

Monitoring environmental controls on debris-flow sediment supply, Chalk Cliffs, Colorado, 2011 to 2015

This data release includes time-series data of rock temperature, air temperature, wind speed, and humidity at the Chalk Cliffs debris-flow monitoring site in central Colorado (Latitude: 38.73330, Longitude: -106.18704). The data were collected to help identify the environmental controls on rates of rockfall, which is the primary source of debris-flow material at the site. Data w

Date published: January 27, 2020

Chalk Cliffs Channel Surveys derived from Structure-from-Motion

This data release contains two point clouds derived from structure-from-motion photogrammetry. The first survey was conducted on 10 September 2015 and the second survey was conducted on 1 June 2016. Each survey was designed to capture a 35-meter channel reach using digital photos (1187 photos were taken in the first survey and 1085 photos were taken in the second survey). Twenty-five bolts...

Date published: September 19, 2019

Summary Metadata – Landslide Inventories across the United States

Landslides are damaging and deadly, and they occur in every U.S. state. However, our current ability to understand landslide hazards at the national scale is limited, in part because spatial data on landslide occurrence across the U.S. varies greatly in quality, accessibility, and extent. Landslide inventories are typically collected and maintained by different agencies and institutions