Geologic hazards in New Mexico - part 1

W. C. Haneberg

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Potential geologic hazards in New Mexico include earthquakes; land subsidence caused by collapsing soils, ground-water withdrawal, limestone and evaporite karst, and collapse of abandoned mine workings; earth fissures; expansive soils; slope instability; radon availability; and volcanism. Although the nature and general location of many potential hazards are well known, many detailed questions about potentially hazardous geologic processes remain unanswered. Unfortunately, a general lack of interest in the use of geologic information in planning decisions means that the state's response to geologic hazards is one of reaction rather than prevention. -from Author

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)34-41
Number of pages8
JournalNew Mexico Geology
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geology


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