Since 2017, when rainfall from Hurricane Maria triggered landslides, USGS, UPRM, the Natural Hazards Center, and community leaders have worked together to create communication materials, a landslide forecasting network, and—most importantly—trust.
Landslides are inevitable, but landslide disasters are not. With this in mind, the U.S. Geological Survey has released a new report that details the strategic actions necessary to equitably reduce the Nation’s risk from landslide hazards.
This research advances the understanding of the slope hydrological response in triggering shallow landslides, based on the comparison of results achieved for silty–clayey soils and ash-fall pyroclastic soils mantling slopes in northern and southern Italy.
This paper presents a methodology developed to assess if a potentially critical landslide event is displaying a significant deviation from previously sampled data, or if it could be classified as a false alarm.