How Do I Report a Landslide?
Help provide location and damage information for landslides in Washington State. These data will help scientists determine how your area may respond to future landslide events.
Information to submit
Please provide the following information with your landslide report. Or, you may fill out our Landslide Reporting Form (detailed) or Landslide Reporting Form (simplified) and e-mail it to us.
Include your name, e-mail address, and phone number (with area code).
GPS Location or Street address
GPS (global positioning system) locations should be taken at the base of the landslide. Please report where you took the GPS location so we can accurately record the location (for example, a GPS location at the at the southeast base of the landslide). If you do not have a GPS device, please give a street address or cross streets (for example, "approximately 500 feet south of the intersection of M Street and 6th Avenue").
Photos should be taken of the whole landslide if possible, or in sections for larger landslides (such as debris flows). Scale is key in photos; please place something in the photo for scale, such as a person, vehicle, house, or common household object such as a shovel, broom, etc. Scale helps determine how large a landslide actually is. Multiple pictures from various angles will also help us accurately log the landslide.
Where to submit the information
Please send information (including pictures) to:
Washington State Department of Natural Resources
Division of Geology and Earth Resources
Olympia, WA 98504-7007
Please be aware that any information you submit may be used by the Washington Division of Geology and Earth Resources on the website or in publications. If you would object to this usage of your data, please contact us for other arrangements.