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Landslides in Pennsylvania

Landslides in Pennsylvania

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Landslides in Pennsylvania - docs.dcnr.pa.gov

Landslides in Pennsylvania - docs.dcnr.pa.gov

LANDSLIDES IN PENNSYLVANIA INTRODUCTION Landsliding is a natural geologic process involving the move-ment of earth materials down a slope. As such, it helps shape the landscape of Pennsylvania (Figure 1). Landsliding is also a signifi-cant geologic hazard. Landslides cause damage to utilities, build-

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Landslide Loss Estimation Pilot Project For Pennsylvania

Landslide Loss Estimation Pilot Project For Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Dept. of Community and Economic Development DCED does not track any information on landslides or their damages. They do work with municipalities on a variety of issues including zoning and building codes. Pennsylvania will have a State­wide Construction Code, but not until next year (2003).

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Earthquakes and Landslides - Pennsylvania Department of Health

Earthquakes and Landslides - Pennsylvania Department of Health

Pennsylvania) that are at moderate to high risk. Landslides and debris flows occur in all U.S. states. In a landslide, masses of rock, earth or debris move down a slope. They can be activated by storms, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, fires and human modification of land. Landslides and debris flows can move rapidly, striking with little or no ...

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LANDSLIDING IN WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA

LANDSLIDING IN WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA

County, Pennsylvania, in 2 sheets at a scale of 1:50,000. The Pittsburgh Geological Society is a non-profit scientific society whose goals are to stimulate geologic thought, advance anddis- seminate geologic knowledge, and provide a forum for geologic problems. Figure 3. The most common kinds of landslides in western Pennsylvania. SCARP

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LANDSLIDING IN ALLEGHENY COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA

LANDSLIDING IN ALLEGHENY COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA

Landsliding in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania By Reginald P. Briggs, JohnS. Pomeroy, and William E. Davies ABSTRACT Man should proceed with caution if modifications such as loading, excavation, or changes of the water regime are contemplated for slopes in Allegheny County, espe­ cially those slopes described on the map as highly sensi­

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THE KILBUCK TOWNSHIP LANDSLIDE FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

THE KILBUCK TOWNSHIP LANDSLIDE FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

smaller landslides, dating back to the mid-1800s. Prior to the landslide and throughout the commercial development process, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation reviewed the revised traffic impact study of the developers and issued a highway occupancy permit for the development site. The

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PENNSYLVANIA EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS GUIDE

PENNSYLVANIA EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS GUIDE

Pennsylvania) that are at risk. Landslides happen in all 50 states. During a landslide, large amounts of rock, earth or other items move down a slope (hillside, mountain, etc.). They can be started by storms, earthquakes, fires and man-made construction. Landslides can move quickly, striking with little or no warning at very fast speeds. They also

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PENNSYLVANIA EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS GUIDE

PENNSYLVANIA EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS GUIDE

(including Pennsylvania) that are at risk. Landslides happen in all 50 states. During a landslide, large amounts of rock, earth or other items move down a slope (hillside, mountain, etc.). They can be started by storms, earthquakes, fires and man-made construction. Landslides can move quickly, striking with little or no warning at very fast ...

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Unstable Ground: Landslide Policy in the United States

Unstable Ground: Landslide Policy in the United States

Landslides are a nationwide hazard to life and property in the United States: They cause millions of dollars of damage to roadways and structures every year, and they threaten public safety.' Although most landslides occur naturally, human actions also trigger them. As develop-

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Landslide Loss Reduction - FEMA.gov

Landslide Loss Reduction - FEMA.gov

the nation and to individuals from landslides will increase greatly. Successful and cost-effec-tive landslide loss-reduction actions can and should be taken in the many jurisdictions fac-ing landslide problems. The responsibility for dealing with landslides principally falls upon state and local governments and the private sector. The federal ...

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