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Exploring: Landslides

Landslides Information

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Landslides in Limestone

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Landslides in Limestone This photo shows the dense concentration of landslides in limestone near the Haiti earthquake fault zone. (Credit: No name provided, U.S. Geological Survey. Public domain.) Location Taken: US ...

Denali Fault: Landslides

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Denali Fault: Landslides View southward toward Mt. McGinnis and two large landslides on the northeastern side. These slides had roughly 40 million ...

New Zealand Landslides

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Photograph showing landslides covering State Route 1 near Ohau Point. The route was impacted my several landslides and is the main north-south highway on the eastern part of the South Island of New Zealand.

Landslide Hazards Program

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Landslides in Limestone, Haiti

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This photo shows a landslide that deposited disaggregated limestone fragments in river valley. (Credit: No name provided, U.S. Geological Survey. Public domain.) Location Taken: US

Landslides Research

https://www.usgs.gov/science/landslides-research (HTML Document 41.78 KB)

Our Program researches activities to make accurate landslide hazard maps and forecasts of landslide occurrences.

Landslide Dam Due to the Haiti Earthquake-triggered Landslides

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Landslide Dam Due to the Haiti Earthquake-triggered Landslides A Landslide dam located 15 km northwest of Jacmel. The dam has breached and should ...

Landslides in Limestone

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Landslides in Limestone This photo shows the dense concentration of landslides in limestone near the Haiti earthquake fault zone. (Credit: No name provided, U.S. Geological Survey. Public domain.) Location Taken: US ...

Research Projects

https://landslides.usgs.gov/research/projects.php (HTML Document 4.59 KB)

Rainfall and Landslides in California ...

Aerial photographs showing landslides triggered by the April and May 2015 Gorkha earthquake sequence in central Nepal.

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Aerial photographs showing landslides triggered by the April and May 2015 Gorkha earthquake sequence in central Nepal. () ...

New Zealand Landslides

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Photograph showing Papatea Fault surface rupture near Waipapa Bay in New Zealand. The fault moved about 10 m horizontally and uplifted shoreline platform about 2 m at this location.

New Zealand Landslides

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Photograph showing a landslide-dammed lake in the headwaters of the Hapuku River in the Seaward Kaikoura mountain range in New Zealand.

Landslides in Valles Marineris, Mars.

Modified 2012-03-12
https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/70012223 (HTML Document 16.44 KB)

as: RIS Abstract Large landslides in the Martian equatorial troughs have been investigated with respect to morphology, geologic structure of the ... troughs, time of emplacement, similarity to terrestrial landslides, and origin and mechanism of transport. The morphologic variations of the landslides ... can be attributed mainly to their degree of confinement on trough floors. The huge size of many landslides is due to their occurrence on fault scarps ... landslides is high but in accord with predictions from large landslides on earth. -from Author Additional publication details Series title: ...

Undersea landslides: Extent and significance in the Pacific Ocean, an update

Modified 2013-02-21
https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/70027985 (HTML Document 19.10 KB)

Undersea landslides: Extent and significance in the Pacific Ocean, an update Natural Hazards and Earth System Science By: Abstract Submarine ... landslides are known to occur disproportionately in a limited number of environments including fjords, deltas, canyons, volcanic islands and the open ... continental slope. An evaluation of the progress that has been made in understanding Pacific Ocean submarine landslides over the last 15 years shows that ... mapping technologies have improved greatly, allowing a better interpretation of landslide features. Some features previously identified as landslides are ...

Landslides in the vicinity of the Fort Randall Reservoir, South Dakota

Modified 2012-02-02
https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/ofr6556 (HTML Document 14.75 KB)

Landslides in the vicinity of the Fort Randall Reservoir, South Dakota Open-File Report 65-56 Superseding Publications: Download citation as: RIS ... Title: Landslides in the vicinity of the Fort Randall Reservoir, South Dakota Series title: Open-File Report Series number: ...

Landslide Hazards Video

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Riding The Storm - Landslide Danger in the San Francisco Bay Area A catastrophic 1982 rainstorm triggered 18,000 landslides in the Bay Area, claiming ... ideal setting for landslides Landslides include both swift, potentially deadly debris flows and slower, but destructive deepseated slides Learn what ... residents affected by landslides and learn to recognize the danger signs USGS Fact Sheets ...

Rex Baum

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Landslides and related features, Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania [Canton quadrangle]

Modified 2012-02-02
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Landslides and related features, Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania [Canton quadrangle] Open-File Report 78-1057 Landslides and related features ...

Landslide Hazards - A National Threat

Modified 2012-02-02
https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/fs20053156 (HTML Document 17.88 KB)

Fact Sheet 2005-3156 Abstract Landslides occur and can cause damage in all 50 States. Severe storms, earthquakes, volcanic activity, coastal wave ... services. To address landslide hazards, several questions must be considered: Where and when will landslides occur? How big will the landslides be ... ? How fast and how far will they move? What areas will the landslides affect or damage? How frequently do landslides occur in a given area? Answers to ... of landslides. Additional publication details Series title: Fact Sheet Series number: ...