Landslides triggered by Hurricane Mitch in El Salvador

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Description This cover contains the outlines of landslides and debris flows caused by heavy rainfall associated with Hurricane Mitch in October-November 1998. The landslides and debris flows shown in this coverage were mapped using 1:40,00-scale and 1:15,000-scale b
Originators Crone, Anthony J.; Baum, Rex L.; Lidke, David J.; Sather, Damon N.D.; Bradley, Lee-Ann; and Tarr, Arthur C.
Publication U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 01-444

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Polygon delineating the planimetric area of a landslide found in coverages whose names begin with ls, ols, or yls

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LS Some regions within landslides were apparently unaffected by the landslide (that is, they represent areas bypassed by the landslide but are within its outer boundaries) This attribute is used to distinguish those areas from the landslide itself.

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Polygon in the mm coverages, used to indicate the method by which landslides were identified, found in coverages whose names begin with mm.

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MM Mapping method