Hazard and Risk Assessments

Landslide hazard and risk assessments help people understand the dangers from landslides to their towns and cities, homes, facilities, and businesses.  Landslide hazard assessments are estimates of the probability that landslides will affect a particular area or location, typically within a given timeframe.  See more on the overview page.

Hazard Risk Assessment theme photowhich is a selection from plate 2 of a rock-fall hazard assessment in American Fork Canyon

Date published: APRIL 29, 2020

Status: Active

Overview of Hazards and Risk Assessments 

Attribution: Natural Hazards, Landslide Hazards Program, Geologic Hazards Science Center

Map showing concentration of landslides caused by Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico.

Date published: APRIL 29, 2020

Status: Completed

Preliminary Landslide Assessments

The USGS seeks to provide effective situational awareness about long-term and ongoing hazardous events to improve emergency response, inform the public, and minimize societal disruption. Large, highly mobile landslides generate seismic signals that can be detected by seismic monitoring networks and leave scars and deposits that can be detected from high-resolution remote-sensing imagery....

Contacts: Jonathan Godt

Attribution: Natural Hazards, Landslide Hazards Program

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