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How useful is landslide hazard information? Lessons learned in the San Francisco Bay region

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W.G. Ernst and Robert G. Coleman

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Abstract

Landslides, worldwide and in the United States, are arguably the most costly natural hazard. Substantial landslide information is available, but much of it remains underutilized, as a disconnect exists among geologists, decision makers, and the public. The lack of a national landslide insurance policy exacerbates this situation and promotes litigation as the principal recourse for recouping landslide-damage losses. The U.S. Geological Survey's landslide investigation in the San Francisco Bay region of California provides a context for making suggestions on how Earth science information could be used more effectively.

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Publication type:
Book chapter
Publication Subtype:
Book Chapter
Title:
How useful is landslide hazard information? Lessons learned in the San Francisco Bay region
Year Published:
2000
Language:
English
Publisher:
Bellwether for the Geological Society of America
Publisher location:
Columbia, MD
Description:
14 p.
Larger Work Type:
Book
Larger Work Subtype:
Other Government Series
Larger Work Title:
Tectonic studies of Asia and the Pacific rim: a tribute to Benjamin M. Page (1911-1997)
First page:
315
Last page:
328
Country:
United States
State:
California
City:
San Francisco
Other Geospatial:
San Francisco Bay