Landslide History Database of Utah,
The Preliminary Landslide History Database of Utah, 1850-1978
provides mostly non-technical information on landslide events that
occurred from 1850 to 1978. View the entire Preliminary Landslide History Database of Utah, 1850-1978 by Ashley Elliott and Michael Kirschbaum, Utah Geological Survey.
Ashley and Michael
compiled this history of Utah landslides using newspaper articles
and reference materials. The most useful resource was Public
PIONEER: Utah's Online Library, which contains digitally
archived newspapers available for search on the Web.
The database can be searched for landslide information using keyword
searches such as decade, county, type, and cause (natural or human-caused)
of landslides. By searching the database, it is possible to gain
insight into the frequency, causes, and consequences of landsliding,
as well as to identify landslide-prone areas of Utah.
Although the database is compiled from multiple sources, it is
not a complete record of all landslide events in Utah. The sources
used to compile the database may not include all landslide reports
for the years searched. The database includes limited technical
information on the landslides.
Data may be queried using the following attributes:
Decade & County
Cause, Decade, &
Cause, County, &
Complete Preliminary Landslide
Database of Utah, 1850-1978 (excel)