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DGS06-3 Landslides In New Jersey 

IMAGEMETADATA 74 KB (Updated 6-14-2012)


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 233 landslide locations in New Jersey mapped by the New Jersey Geological Survey (NJGS). 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 version, June 2012, 51 new landslide locations were added.

ID Date Type County Town
16 5/14/1893 Debris Flow Burlington Bordentown
22 Unknown Debris Flow Bergen Hackensack
81 8/17/1991 Debris Flow Union Summit
186 4/17/2011 Debris Flow Hudson Jersey City
187 8/15/2011 Debris Flow Sussex Vernon Twp.
188 8/28/2011 Debris Flow Morris Dover
189 8/28/2011 Debris Flow Morris Randolph Twp.
190 8/29/2011 Debris Flow Morris Branchburg Twp.
191 8/28/2011 Slump Morris Boonton
192 8/28/2011 Debris Flow Sussex Vernon Twp.
193 8/28/2011 Debris Flow Sussex Sparta Twp.
194 8/28/2011 Debris Flow Sussex Sparta Twp.
195 8/28/2011 Debris Flow Sussex Vernon Twp.
196 8/28/2011 Debris Flow Sussex Vernon Twp.
197 8/28/2011 Debris Flow Warren Allamuchy Twp.
198 8/28/2011 Debris Flow Union Summit
199 8/28/2011 Debris Flow Sussex Ogdensburg Boro
200 8/28/2011 Debris Flow Morris Roxbury Twp.
201 8/28/2011 Debris Flow Sussex Vernon Twp.
202 8/28/2011 Debris Flow Sussex Vernon Twp.
203 8/28/2011 Debris Flow Hunterdon Delaware Twp.
204 8/28/2011 Debris Flow Hunterdon Delaware Twp.
205 8/28/2011 Debris Flow Hunterdon Delaware Twp.
206 8/28/2011 Debris Flow Hunterdon Delaware Twp.
207 8/28/2011 Debris Flow Hunterdon Delaware Twp.
208 8/28/2011 Debris Flow Monmouth Highlands Boro
209 8/28/2011 Debris Flow Somerset Bernards Twp.
210 8/28/2011 Debris Flow Monmouth Highlands Boro
211 8/28/2011 Debris Flow Sussex Frankford Twp.
212 8/28/2011 Slump Sussex Branchville Boro
213 8/28/2011 Debris Flow Sussex Vernon Twp.
214 8/28/2011 Debris Flow Warren Lopatcong Twp.
215 8/28/2011 Debris Flow Morris Boonton
216 8/28/2011 Debris Flow Sussex Vernon Twp.
217 8/28/2011 Debris Flow Sussex Vernon Twp.
218 8/28/2011 Debris Flow Morris Mount Olive Twp.
219 8/28/2011 Debris Flow Bergen Englewood Cliffs Boro
220 8/28/2011 Debris Flow Bergen Tenafly Boro
221 8/28/2011 Debris Flow Bergen Alpine Boro
222 8/28/2011 Debris Flow Sussex Vernon Twp.
223 8/28/2011 Debris Flow Sussex Vernon Twp.
224 8/28/2011 Debris Flow Sussex Vernon Twp.
225 8/28/2011 Debris Flow Sussex Vernon Twp.
226 8/28/2011 Debris Flow Sussex Vernon Twp.
227 3/30/2011 Rockslide Morris Riverdale
228 9/8/2011 Debris Flow Morris Dover
229 9/8/2011 Debris Flow Warren Liberty Twp.
230 9/8/2011 Debris Flow Sussex Sparta Twp.
231 9/8/2011 Debris Flow Morris Washington Twp.
232 9/8/2011 Debris Flow Morris Washington Twp.
233 5/12/2012 Rockslide Bergen Alpine Boro

The GIS point layer (ESRI shapefiles), metadata and Adobe™ PDF document NJlanslides.pdf (listing of the landslide locations with a map) are compressed as a .zip file for download.

This map is for illustration purposes only.


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