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

International Geology Review

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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:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
How useful is landslide hazard information? Lessons learned in the San Francisco Bay region
Series title:
International Geology Review
Volume:
41
Issue:
4
Year Published:
1999
Language:
English
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis
Contributing office(s):
Geology, Minerals, Energy, and Geophysics Science Center
Description:
14 p.
First page:
368
Last page:
381