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DGS06-3 Landslides In New Jersey 

IMAGEMETADATA 98 KB (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.


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