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DGS06-3 Landslides In New Jersey 

IMAGEMETADATA 76 KB (Updated 6-9-2014)


Abstract

This Geographic Information System (GIS) point shapefile of Landslides in New Jersey with associated database file, projection file and metadata, contains point locations and other attributes for 237 landslide locations in New Jersey mapped by the Survey. The landslides have occured in the northern and central part of the state and include slumps, debris flows, rockfalls and rockslides. Although in New Jersey landslides are not as common as in other areas of the United States, they are a geologic hazard in areas with steep to moderate slopes or geologic units prone to failure. They cause damage to utilities, property, and transportation routes. The average annual direct and indirect cost of New Jersey landslides is likely in the hundreds of thousands of dollars. New Jersey landslides have also caused fatalities and injuries. The landslides are caused by heavy rains, weathering, ocean waves, quarrying and construction activites.

For this update, June 2014, four new landslide locations were added.
ID Date Type County Town
234 Unknown Debris flow Sussex Sandyston Twp.
235 1/27/2013 Debris flow Hudson Jersey City
236 11/29/2014 Rockslide Somerset Watchung Borough
237 3/25/2014 Rockslide Somerset Hillsborough Twp.

The GIS point layer (ESRI shapefiles), and metadata are compressed as a .zip file for download.

This map is for illustration purposes only.


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