Digital Geodata Series
DGS06-3 Landslides In New Jersey
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.
The GIS point layer (ESRI shapefiles), and metadata are compressed as a .zip
file for download.
This map is for illustration purposes only.