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Landslide Hazards

The primary objective of the National Landslide Hazards Program is to reduce long-term losses from landslide hazards by improving our understanding of the causes of ground failure and suggesting mitigation strategies.

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The Monitor Newsletter - Vol. 7 | Issue Summer 2022

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CSI: Rockfall Forensics

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Landslide Forecasting in Puerto Rico

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Landslides triggered by the August 14, 2021, magnitude 7.2 Nippes, Haiti, earthquake

The August 14, 2021, magnitude 7.2 Nippes, Haiti, earthquake triggered thousands of landslides on the Tiburon Peninsula. The landslides directly caused fatalities and damage and impeded response efforts by blocking roads and causing other infrastructure damage. Adverse effects of the landslides likely will continue for months to years. This report presents an assessment of potential postearthquake

Multi-model comparison of computed debris flow runout for the 9 January 2018 Montecito, California post-wildfire event

Hazard assessment for post-wildfire debris flows, which are common in the steep terrain of the western United States, has focused on the susceptibility of upstream basins to generate debris flows. However, reducing public exposure to this hazard also requires an assessment of hazards in downstream areas that might be inundated during debris flow runout. Debris flow runout models are widely availab

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Interactive U.S. Landslide Data Maps

Interactive U.S. Landslide Data Maps with access to GIS data.
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Interactive U.S. Landslide Data Maps

Interactive U.S. Landslide Data Maps with access to GIS data.
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Cameron Peak, Colorado, Fire: Flooding and Debris Flows - July 20, 2021

On Thursday, August 13, 2020, at approximately 1:45 PM MDT, the Cameron Peak fire was reported in steep, rugged terrain 15 miles southwest of Red Feather Lakes, Colorado, near Cameron Pass. The fire spread rapidly due to extreme temperatures, strong winds, and high fuel loads. The largest wildfire in Colorado history, the Cameron Peak fire burned 845 square kilometers (sq km) on the Arapaho and...
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Cameron Peak, Colorado, Fire: Flooding and Debris Flows - July 20, 2021

On Thursday, August 13, 2020, at approximately 1:45 PM MDT, the Cameron Peak fire was reported in steep, rugged terrain 15 miles southwest of Red Feather Lakes, Colorado, near Cameron Pass. The fire spread rapidly due to extreme temperatures, strong winds, and high fuel loads. The largest wildfire in Colorado history, the Cameron Peak fire burned 845 square kilometers (sq km) on the Arapaho and...
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Glenwood Canyon, Colorado, Flooding and Debris Flows: 2021

Summer storms on the Grizzly Creek burn area have resulted in repeated flooding and debris flows that are having enormous impacts in Glenwood Canyon. This Story Map collection summarizes the June and July events.
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Glenwood Canyon, Colorado, Flooding and Debris Flows: 2021

Summer storms on the Grizzly Creek burn area have resulted in repeated flooding and debris flows that are having enormous impacts in Glenwood Canyon. This Story Map collection summarizes the June and July events.
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