GEOLOGICAL HAZARDS PROGRAM AT THE GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF ALABAMA

 

Geological hazards such as sinkholes, earthquakes, and landslides are directly related to the nature and distribution of the rocks underlying the state. Since the 1800s, GSA has mapped the distribution of these rocks and their characteristics and can provide data, maps, and reports related to the underlying geology and the geological hazards within the state.

 

 

MAIN GEOHAZARDS TOPICS

 

 

 

 

   

Recent Geohazards in the News

 

Sinkholes

 

Dynamic Planet

 

Our earth is a dynamic place, with daily movements and changes to the ground below and the surface we live on. These movements and changes create geological hazards —phenomena that can impact safety of people and property. Around Alabama, populations can be at risk from a variety of geological hazards including sinkholes, earthquakes, and landslides.

 

 

Explore Your Backyard

 

Click on the topic of your choice to the left to read more about geological hazards in Alabama.

 

 

Contact Info

 

Seeking additional geohazards information, data, or maps? Please see the below contact information:

 

Geological hazards geologist

Sandy Ebersole, 205-247-3613,

sebersole@gsa.state.al.us

 

Mapping and hazards GIS

Anthony Tavis, 205-247-3559

atavis@gsa.state.al.us

 

 

 

Earthquakes

Radon

 

Landslides

Geospatial Data

 

Other Hazards

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Disaster Preparedness

 

 

 

 

 

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