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Geologic Hazards

Aside from drought, natural disasters seem to be infrequent in New Mexico. However, we are still subject to many geologic hazards:

  • Arsenic and other natural toxins in groundwater
  • Collapsible soils
  • Contamination of Soil & Water
  • Drought
  • Earthquakes
  • Erosion
  • Flooding
  • Mass wasting: rockfall, landslides, and debris flows
  • Mine hazards
  • Oil field hazards
  • Radon accumulation in homes
  • Sinkholes above Karst
  • Subsidence
  • Volcanic eruptions