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DGS06-3 Landslides In New Jersey 

METADATA Geodatabase Shapefile (Updated July 2018)

This Geographic Information System (GIS) geodatabase of Landslides in New Jersey with associated database file, and metadata, contains point locations and other attributes for 298 landslide locations in New Jersey mapped by the Survey. The landslides have occurred throughout many areas of the state and include slumps, debris flows, rockfalls and rockslides. Landslides 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 2018, 11 new landslides were added.
ID Day Type Trigger Damage County Municipality
288 4/4/2017 Slump Heavy Rain yes Monmouth Atlantic Highlands Boro
289 2/28/2017 Rockslide Weathering yes Bergen Alpine Boro
290 Unknown Slump Heavy Rain no Burlington Florence
291 Unknown Slump Heavy Rain no Burlington Florence
292 Unknown Slump Heavy Rain no Burlington Florence
293 Unknown Slump Heavy Rain no Burlington Florence
294 10/9/1903 Debris Flow Heavy Rain no Passaic Paterson
295 Unknown Rockslide Weathering no Bergen Fort Lee Boro
296 Unknown Rockslide Weathering no Morris Fort Lee Boro
297 1/12/2018 Debris Flow Heavy Rain yes Morris Parsippany Troy Hills Twp.
298 1/23/2018 Rockslide Weathering yes Morris Parsippany Troy Hills Twp.

This map is for illustration purposes only.


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