Kitsap County is subject to landslides and soil erosion due to wind, water, and flooding at all times of the year. Landslides can cause deaths, significant damage to property and infrastructure. In some cases, land cannot be used for many years due to the high cost of restoration. Earthquakes also have the potential to trigger landslides. Landslides can happen along coastal bluffs as well as within river valleys near the coastline. Based on a recent assessment of Kitsap County, landslides are rated a moderate risk hazard.