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.

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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 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

Date published: September 12, 2019

Infiltration data collected post-Hurricane Maria across landslide source area materials, Puerto Rico, USA

This Data Release includes information to support the characterization of surface/near-surface infiltration rates of selected landslide source area materials following Hurricane Maria across Puerto Rico, USA. The dataset includes comma-delimited measurements of field-saturated hydraulic conductivity (Kfs) collected over two field campaigns (Fall 2018 and Spring 2019) as well as labora

Date published: August 8, 2019

Map of slope-failure locations in Puerto Rico after Hurricane María

In Puerto Rico, tens of thousands of landslides, slumps, debris flows, rock falls, and other slope failures were triggered by Hurricane María, which made landfall on 20 September 2017. “Landslide” is used here and below to represent all types of slope failures. This dataset is a point shapefile of landslide headscarps identified across Puerto Rico using...

Date published: June 1, 2019

Map data from landslides triggered by Hurricane Maria in four study areas of Puerto Rico

In September 2017, Hurricane Maria caused widespread landsliding throughout mountainous regions of Puerto Rico. Nearly all landslides mobilized as debris flows (Bessette-Kirton et al., 2019), but herein, we simply use the term “landslides” when describing all types of slope failures that occurred during Hurricane Maria. To examine the extent and physical characteristic

Date published: January 1, 2019

Summary metadata for debris-flow inundation and damage data from the 9 January 2018 Montecito Debris-Flow Event

On 9 January 2018, intense rain above Montecito, California triggered a series of debris flows from steep catchments in the Santa Ynez Mountains. These catchments were burned three weeks earlier by the 1140 km2 Thomas Fire. After exiting the mountain front, the debris flows traveled over 3 km down a series of alluvial fans, killing 23 people and damaging over 400 homes. To understand the

Date published: January 1, 2019

Hillslope hydrologic monitoring data following the 2009 Station Fire, Los Angeles County, California, November 2015 to June 2017

This data release includes time-series data from two monitoring stations in drainage basins burned in the 2009 Station Fire, Los Angeles County, California. Both stations are located near the upper boundary of their respective watershed and were installed to study the effects of vegetation recovery on hillslope hydrology and debris-flow occurrence. The coordinates of the Arroyo Seco site are...

Date published: January 1, 2019

Las Lomas Hillside Lidar

This data release contains point clouds obtained from three terrestrial laser scanner (TLS) surveys of a hillslope (NAD 83/11 N/ 412828E/ 3780128N) burned by the 2016 Fish Fire in the San Gabriel Mountains, CA, USA. The TLS surveys were completed with a Leica ScanStation C10. The first survey was made on 19 November 2016 prior to the first post-wildfire rainstorm. The second su

Date published: January 1, 2019

Survey monument positions for the Cleveland Corral landslide near U.S. Highway 50, El Dorado County, California

Data in this document record the ground-surface positions from 1996 to 2018 of monuments located on different kinematic elements of the Cleveland Corral landslide, or on nearby more stable ground. Data were collected about once a year in campaign mode, at times when the landslide was dormant and not moving (typically late spring or fall). Survey timing was selected to identify wet-seaso

Date published: July 3, 2018

Post-Fire Debris Flows

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.

Date published: January 30, 2018

Pre- and post-event digital elevation models generated from high-resolution stereo satellite imagery of the 2016 Lamplugh rock avalanche in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, Alaska

The use of high-resolution remotely sensed imagery can be an effective way to obtain quantitative measurements of rock-avalanche volumes and geometries in remote glaciated areas, both of which are important for an improved understanding of rock-avalanche characteristics and processes. We utilized the availability of high-resolution (~0.5 m) WorldView satellite stereo imagery to derive dig

Date published: January 1, 2018

Data from in-situ landslide monitoring, Trinity County, California

We performed hourly monitoring of conditions at the Two Towers landslide located in northern California near the town of Zenia. Monitored conditions included rainfall, groundwater head, horizontal total stress, horizontal effective stress, vertical soil deformation, and subsurface displacement. Data were acquired November 11, 2014–July 22, 2017, except for times during whi