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Landslide

In Ohio, there are three main types of landslides that occur, Rotational Slump, Earthflow and Rockfall (see link to Hazard Mitigation Plan below for more information) Landslides are wide ranges of ground movement (soil and rock material) which can occur in offshore, coastal and onshore environments. Factors in Ohio that may impact slope stability and contribute to landslides include: groundwater pressure, soil structure, stream erosion, saturation (snow melt, heavy rains) and earthquakes.

For more information, see the section on landslides in the State Hazard Mitigation Plan: Section 2.5

Reference Links

GeoFacts

Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Geological Survey's publication pertaining to Landslides in Ohio.

Ohio Geology

Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Geological Survey quarterly publication.