Digital Geodata Series
DGS06-3 Landslides In New Jersey
(Updated March 2017)
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 287 landslide locations in New Jersey
mapped by the Survey. The landslides have occurred
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 activities.
For this update of March 2017, 9 new landslides were added.
ID DAY TYPE COUNTY MUNICIPALTY
280 Unknown Slump Sussex Sandyston Twp.
281 Unknown Rockslide Sussex Sandyston Twp.
282 Unknown Rockslide Bergen Englewood Cliffs
283 Unknown Rockslide Hunterdon West Amwell Twp.
284 Unknown Rockslide Hunterdon West Amwell Twp.
285 4/19/2016 Rockslide Bergen West Amwell Twp.
286 5/4/2016 Rockslide Bergen Alpine Boro.
287 Unknown Rockslide Warren Alpine Boro
This map is for illustration purposes only.