Soil, Liquefaction and Landslide Susceptibility in New Jersey

Metadata:


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
New Jersey Department Of Environmental Protection/New Jersey Geological and Water Survey
Publication_Date: 2016
Publication_Time: Unknown
Title: Soil, Liquefaction and Landslide Susceptibility in New Jersey
Edition: first
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Trenton, New Jersey, USA
Publisher: NJDEP/NJGWS
Online_Linkage: http://www.njgeology.org/geodata/dgs15-2.htm
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Digital Geodata Series
Issue_Identification: DGS 15-2
Larger_Work_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: NJDEP/NJGWS
Publication_Date: 1999-2000
Title:
Earthquake Loss Estimation Study For New Jersey: Geologic Component
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Free Online Publications
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Trenton, NJ
Publisher: NJDEP, NJGWS
Online_Linkage: http://www.state.nj.us/dep/njgs/enviroed/hazus.htm
Description:
Abstract:
These data layers show the susceptibility of natural soils to lose strength and act as liquids when shaken, the susceptibility of slopes to landsliding, and the susceptibility of soils to shaking during earthquakes . The liquefaction classification categories are from the HAZUS User's Manual, table 9.1 (National Institute of Building Sciences, 1997). Susceptibility was mapped based on grain-size, compaction, and degree of saturation of soils as determined from published and unpublished geologic-map and well-log data on file at the N. J. Geological and Water Survey. Man-made fill overlies these soils (particularly those in category 4) in some areas. While most fill has a low liquefaction susceptibility, uncompacted sand and silt fills may liquefy. The behavior of fill during seismic shaking should be assessed on a site-specific basis. Soil classes were mapped using Standard Penetration Test data, shear-wave velocity measurements, and geologic map data, following the procedures described in sections 4.1.2.1, 4.1.2.2, and 4.1.2.3 of the NEHRP Provisions (Federal Emergency Management Agency, 1998). Equation 4.1.2.3-2 was used to assign soil classes in layered cases. The slope of landslide classification categories are from the HAZUS User's Manual, table 9.2 (National Institute of Building Sciences, 1997). Classes are based on the angle of the slope, the type of geologic material forming the slope, and groundwater level. Slope angles were measured from U. S. Geological Survey 7.5-minute topographic quadrangles with 10- or 20-foot contour interval. Geologic materials were determined from published and unpublished geologic-map and well-log data on file at the N. J. Geological and Water Survey. Refer to the county-by-county reports at http://www.njgeology.org/enviroed/hazus.htm for complete data and references.
Purpose:
Required data layers for the HAZUS-US earthquake loss estimation software.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 2015
Time_of_Day: unknown
Currentness_Reference: publication date
Status:
Progress: As needed
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -74.377776
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -74.111262
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 40.908992
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 40.674756
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus:
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
Theme_Keyword: liquefaction
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus:
Dictionary Of Geological Terms, National Academy Of Sciences For The American Geological Institute, November 1960
Theme_Keyword: soil
Theme_Keyword: landslide
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: United States Board on Geographic Names
Place_Keyword: New Jersey
Access_Constraints: none
Use_Constraints:
Data Distribution Agreement (NJDEP) Agrees to abide by the terms and conditions of the following:
I. Description of Data to be Provided
The data provided herein are distributed subject to the following conditions and restrictions:
Subject Data Layers
For all data contained herein, (NJDEP) makes no representations of any kind, including, but not limited to, the warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular use, nor are any such warranties to be implied with respect to the digital data layers furnished hereunder. NJDEP assumes no responsibility to maintain them in any manner or form.
II. Terms of Agreement
1. Digital data received from the NJDEP are to be used solely for internal purposes in the conduct of daily affairs.
2. The data are provided, as is, without warranty of any kind and the user is responsible for understanding the accuracy limitations of all digital data layers provided herein, as documented in the accompanying Data Dictionary and Readme files. Any reproduction or manipulation of the above data must ensure that the coordinate reference system remains intact.
3. Digital data received from the NJDEP may not be reproduced or redistributed for use by anyone without first obtaining written permission from the NJDEP. This clause is not intended to restrict distribution of printed mapped information produced from the digital data.
4. Any maps, publications, reports, or other documents produced as a result of this project that utilize NJDEP digital data will credit the NJDEP's Geographic Information System (GIS) as the source of the data with the following credit/disclaimer:
"This (map/publication/report) was developed using New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Geographic Information System digital data, but this secondary product has not been verified by NJDEP and is not state-authorized."
5. Users shall require any independent contractor, hired to undertake work that will utilize digital data obtained from the NJDEP, to agree not to use, reproduce, or redistribute NJDEP GIS data for any purpose other than the specified contractual work. All copies of NJDEP GIS data utilized by an independent contractor will be required to be returned to the original user at the close of such contractual work.
Users hereby agree to abide by the use and reproduction conditions specified above and agree to hold any independent contractor to the same terms. By using data provided herein, the user acknowledges that terms and conditions have been read and that the user is bound by these criteria.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NJDEP/NJGWS
Contact_Person: Scott Stanford
Contact_Position: Research Scientist 1
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 29 Arctic Parkway, Box 420, Mail Code:29-01
City: Trenton
State_or_Province: New Jersey
Postal_Code: 08625-0420
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 609-292-2576
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 609-633-1004
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: scott.stanford@dep.nj.gov
Hours_of_Service: 8:00AM - 5:00PM M-F
Contact_Instructions:
Direct technical soils, liquefaction, and landslide, questions to Scott Stanford. All other questions to Ronald Pristas.
Security_Information:
Security_Classification: Unclassified
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 3; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.3.1.3500

Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
All attributes based on hard copy stable-based material maps. No formal tests are performed to check the accuracy of the data.
Logical_Consistency_Report: none
Completeness_Report: Complete as of November 2009.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
This information is taken from manuscript maps drafted on 1:24,000, USGS stable-based, topographic maps.
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy:
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy_Report: none
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Scale_Denominator: 24000
Type_of_Source_Media: stable-base material
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 2001
Time_of_Day: unknown
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Contribution:
Author drafted data from published and unpublished sources at the New Jersey Geological Survey and conducted field checks when necessary.
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Refer to each individual county report at njgeology.org/enviroed/hazus.htm under sections: Geologic Data Aquired and HAZUS Simulations.
Process_Date: 1999-2009

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: G-polygon
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 94

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Planar:
Planar_Coordinate_Information:
Planar_Coordinate_Encoding_Method: coordinate pair
Coordinate_Representation:
Abscissa_Resolution: 0.000000
Ordinate_Resolution: 0.000000
Planar_Distance_Units: survey feet
Map_Projection:
Map_Projection_Name: Transverse Mercator
Transverse_Mercator:
Scale_Factor_at_Central_Meridian: 0.999900
Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -74.500000
Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 38.833333
False_Easting: 492125.000000
False_Northing: 0.000000
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1983
Ellipsoid_Name: Geodetic Reference System 80
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.000000
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257222

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: Liquefaction Susceptibility
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FID
Attribute_Definition: Internal feature number.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape
Attribute_Definition: Feature geometry.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: UNIT
Attribute_Definition:
Category 0-None, Category 1-Very Low, Category 2-Low,Category 3-Moderate,Category 4-High
Attribute_Definition_Source:
National Institute of Building Sciences, 1997, HAZUS User's Manual: Washington, D. C., National Institute of Building Sciences Publication 5200.
Overview_Description:
Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
Entity: Liquifaction Susceptiblity Attributes :Category 0-None. Category 1-Very Low. Category 2-Low. Category 3-Moderate. Category 4-High.

Entity: Soil Susceptiblity Attribute:Soil Class A-Hard rock with less than 10 feet of soil cover. Shear wave velocity greater than 1500 m/s. (HAZUS number 1) Soil Class B-Rock with less than 10 feet of soil cover. Shear wave velocity between 760 and 1500 m/s. (HAZUS number 2) Soil Class C-Very dense soil and soft rock. Shear wave velocity between 360 and 760 m/s. (HAZUS number 3) Soil Class D-Stiff soil. Shear wave velocity between 180 and 360 m/s. (HAZUS number 4) Soil Class E-Soft soil. Shear wave velocity less than 180 m/s. (HAZUS number 5)

Entity; Landslide susceptiblity Attribute: None-HAZUS number 0. Class AI-Strongly cemented rock, slope angle 15-20 degrees (HAZUS number 1). Class AII-Strongly cemented rock, slope angle 20-30 degrees (HAZUS number 2). Class AIV-Strongly cemented rock, slope angle 30-40 degrees (HAZUS number 5). Class AVI-Strongly cemented rock, slope angle >40 degrees (HAZUS number 7). Class BIII-Weakly cemented rock and sandy soil, slope angle 10-15 degrees (HAZUS number 3). Class BIV-Weakly cemented rock and sandy soil, slope angle 15-20 degrees (HAZUS number 4). Class BV- Weakly cemented rock and sandy soil, slope angle 20-30 degrees (HAZUS number 7). Class CVI-Shales and clayey soil, slope angle 10-15 degrees (HAZUS number 8). Class CVII-Shales and clayey soil, slope angle 15-20 degrees (HAZUS number 9). Class CIX-Shales and clayey soil, slope angle 20-40 degrees if dry, 10-15 degrees if groundwater at surface (HAZUS number 9). Class CX-Shales and clayey soil, groundwater at surface, slope angle >15 degrees (HAZUS number 10).
Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation:
Liquifaction susceptiblity: National Institute of Building Sciences, 1997, HAZUS User's Manual: Washington, D. C., National Institute of Building Sciences Publication 5200.

Soil susceptiblity: Federal Emergency Management Agency, 1998, NEHRP recommended provisions for seismic regulations for new buildings and other structures, part 1-provisions: prepared by the National Institute of Building Sciences, FEMA 302, p. 33-41.

Landslide susceptiblity:National Institute of Building Sciences, 1997, HAZUS User's Manual: Washington, D. C., National Institute of Building Sciences Publication 5200.
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: Landslide Susceptibility
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FID
Attribute_Definition: Internal feature number.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape
Attribute_Definition: Feature geometry.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: UNIT
Attribute_Definition:
None-HAZUS number 0, Class AI-Strongly cemented rock, slope angle 15-20 degrees (HAZUS number 1), Class AII-Strongly cemented rock, slope angle 20-30 degrees (HAZUS number 2), Class AIV-Strongly cemented rock, slope angle 30-40 degrees (HAZUS number 5), Class AVI-Strongly cemented rock, slope angle >40 degrees (HAZUS number 7), Class BIII-Weakly cemented rock and sandy soil, slope angle 10-15 degrees (HAZUS number 3), Class BIV-Weakly cemented rock and sandy soil, slope angle 15-20 degrees (HAZUS number 4), Class BV- Weakly cemented rock and sandy soil, slope angle 20-30 degrees (HAZUS number 7), Class CVI-Shales and clayey soil, slope angle 10-15 degrees (HAZUS number 8), Class CVII-Shales and clayey soil, slope angle 15-20 degrees (HAZUS number 9), Class CIX-Shales and clayey soil, slope angle 20-40 degrees if dry, 10-15 degrees if groundwater at surface (HAZUS number 9), Class CX-Shales and clayey soil, groundwater at surface, slope angle >15 degrees (HAZUS number 10)
Attribute_Definition_Source:
National Institute of Building Sciences, 1997, HAZUS User's Manual: Washington, D. C., National Institute of Building Sciences Publication 5200.
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: Soil Susceptibility
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FID
Attribute_Definition: Internal feature number
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape
Attribute_Definition: Feature geometry
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: UNIT
Attribute_Definition:
Soil Class A-Hard rock with less than 10 feet of soil cover. Shear wave velocity greater than 1500 m/s. (HAZUS number 1), Soil Class B-Rock with less than 10 feet of soil cover. Shear wave velocity between 760 and 1500 m/s. (HAZUS number 2), Soil Class C-Very dense soil and soft rock. Shear wave velocity between 360 and 760 m/s. (HAZUS number 3), Soil Class D-Stiff soil. Shear wave velocity between 180 and 360 m/s. (HAZUS number 4), Soil Class E-Soft soil. Shear wave velocity less than 180 m/s. (HAZUS number 5)
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Federal Emergency Management Agency, 1998, NEHRP recommended provisions for seismic regulations for new buildings and other structures, part 1-provisions: prepared by the National Institute of Building Sciences, FEMA 302, p. 33-41.

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NJDEP/NJGWS
Contact_Person: Ronald Pristas
Contact_Position: Geographic Information System Specialist
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 609-292-2576
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 609-633-1004
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ron.pristas@dep.nj.gov
Hours_of_Service: 8:00AM - 5:00PM M-F
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 29 Arctic Parkway, Box 420, Mail Code:29-01
City: Trenton
State_or_Province: New Jersey
Postal_Code: 08625-0420
Country: USA
Resource_Description:
Data is available upon request from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection/New Jersey Geological Survey.
Distribution_Liability: See "Use Constraints".
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: AVSHP
File_Decompression_Technique: no compression applied
Transfer_Size: 0.491
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Offline_Option:
Offline_Media: CD-ROM
Recording_Format: ISO 9660
Ordering_Instructions: Request must be made to the New Jersey State Geologist.
Custom_Order_Process:
Please contact Ronald Pristas. A formal request must be directed to the New Jersey State Geologist.

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20150123
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NJDEP/NJGWS
Contact_Person: Ronald Pristas
Contact_Position: Geographic Information System Specialist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
City: Trenton
State_or_Province: New Jersey
Postal_Code: 08625-0420
Address: 29 Arctic Parkway, Box 420, Mail Code:29-01
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 609-292-2576
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 609-633-1004
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ron.pristas@dep.nj.gov
Hours_of_Service: 8:00AM - 5:00PM M-F
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
Metadata_Security_Information:
Metadata_Security_Classification: Unclassified
Metadata_Access_Constraints: none
Metadata_Use_Constraints: none

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