Landslide susceptibility

The BGS has developed two national datasets that define the susceptibility of an area to undergo landsliding. The aim of a susceptibility map is to show where a landslide may occur in the future due to favourable conditions.

The landslide susceptibility maps assess the local geological conditions and slope of an area. These conditioning factors are combined within a GIS and the result is a susceptibility map of the UK.

The BGS GeoSure assessment does not show risk, or seek to determine the temporal distribution of landsliding or run-out.

BGS landslide susceptibility maps

BGS GeoSure landslides BGS GeoSure landslides

1:50 000 national hazard susceptibility map, identifying areas of potential landslide hazard for Great Britain. This susceptibility map is most suited to translational and rotational landslides.

BGS GeoSure debris flowBGS GeoSure debris flow

1:50 000 national hazard susceptibility map, identifying areas of potential debris flow hazard for Great Britain.

Contact the Landslide Response Team

British Geological Survey
Keyworth
Nottingham
NG12 5GG
E-mail: Landslides team
Telephone: 0115 936 3143
Fax: 0115 936 3276