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DGS06-3 Landslides In New Jersey 

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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 278 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 July 2015, 7 new landslides were added.

272 1/18/1972 Slump Middlesex Old Bridge Twp.
273 12/6/2014 Rockfall Essex Nutley Twp.
274 Unknown Rockfall Warren Frelinghuysen Twp.
275 4/30/2014 Slump Monmouth Atlantic Highlands Boro
276 3/23/2015 Slump Middlesex South Amboy City
277 Unknown Slump Burlington Florence Twp.
278 4/20/2015 Slump Burlington Florence Twp.

This map is for illustration purposes only.

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