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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 ...

Landslides Research

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

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. () ...

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

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Rainfall and Landslides in California ...

Landslide Hazards Program

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Highlights

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, 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

Rex Baum

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Rex Baum

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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 ...

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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New Zealand Landslides 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. As many as 80,000 landslides occurred as the result of a magnitude ... 7.8 earthquake in New Zealand in November of 2016. The earthquake and landslides caused casualties and significant damage to communities, including ...

Research

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Science for the General Public

Learn

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professional consultants may have specific landslide information for your area. Landslides 101 What is a landslide? Where do landslides occur ... ? Why study landslides? Landslides Glossary Definitions of landslide science terms. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ ... ) If you have a question about landsides, check here first. Catastrophic Landslides of the 20th Century - Worldwide and Significant ... Landslides in the United States Factsheets Brief summaries of landslide science and research in plain language. Landslide ...

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. () ...

Landslides 101

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create stresses that make weak slopes fail earthquakes of magnitude 4.0 and greater have been known to trigger landslides volcanic eruptions produce loose ... path. Where do Landslides Occur? Landslides occur in every state and U.S. territory. The Appalachian Mountains, the Rocky Mountains and the Pacific ... slope can and will likely experience landslides. Although the physical cause of many landslides cannot be removed, geologic investigations, good ... carried by rivers and streams that may result from landslides. Hydrologists with expertise in debris and mud flows are studying these hazards in volcanic ...

San Francisco Bay Area: Landslides

Modified 2016-04-07
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Google Earth File This layer classifies the land as “Mostly Landslides”, “Few Landslides” and “Flat Land.” Page Last Modified: April 07, 2016 16:46:23 UTC ...