Landslides triggered by Hurricane Mitch in Nicaragua

Metadata Updated: February 22, 2019

We present an inventory of landslides and related downchannel effects triggered by the passage of Hurricane Mitch, October 21-31, 1998 in seven study areas in Nicaragua. The inventory was compiled from aerial photographs and field mapping. Most (perhaps 95%) of the landslides mapped were debris flows. The maps show debris-flow source areas as small as a few square meters and only a few meters deep that produced debris flows that traveled only tens of meters downslope, to landslides that covered approximately 80,000 m2, and produced debris flows that traveled at least 3 km down channels. The remaining 5% of mapped landslides were slow-moving earthflows that started moving during Hurricane Mitch and continued to move for at least one year.

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Metadata Date June 10, 2016
Metadata Created Date December 1, 2018
Metadata Updated Date February 22, 2019
Reference Date(s) January 1, 2001 (publication)
Frequency Of Update notPlanned
Frequency Of Update notPlanned

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Map showing locations of study area in Nicaragua, 717x652 pixels, 14.5k bytes.

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Metadata Date June 10, 2016
Metadata Created Date December 1, 2018
Metadata Updated Date February 22, 2019
Reference Date(s) January 1, 2001 (publication)
Responsible Party U.S. Geological Survey, CR (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
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