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1 June 2021

Corinth Canal: a video of the rockfall that has left it closed since January

Corinth Canal: a video of the rockfall that has left it closed since January According to Wikipedia, the Conrinth Canal, “connects the Gulf of Corinth in the Ionian Sea with the Saronic Gulf in the Aegean Sea. It cuts through the narrow Isthmus of Corinth and separates the Peloponnese from the Greek mainland“. Built in 1893, it was for a while an important trading route within Greece.  However, it is a very narrow cut through bedrock – it is 6.4 km long …


8 October 2019

Samothraki: the role of goats in increasing landslide hazard

Samothraki: on a small Greek island, uncontrolled grazing of goats has led to a catastrophic increase in landslide hazard


29 October 2018

Rockfalls from the 25th October 2018 M=6.8 Zakynthos earthquake

On 25th October 2018 an M=6.8 earthquake occurred at 14 km depth off the coast of Greece. The Zakynthos earthquake is reported to have triggered rockfalls


13 June 2017

The Amyntaiou lignite mine landslide in Greece: more information

More information has emerged about the 80 million cubic metre Amyntaiou landslide in a lignite mine in northern Greece on Saturday


12 June 2017

Anargyroi: an 80 million cubic metre mining-induced landslide in Greece this weekend

On Saturday, an 80 million cubic metre landslide occurred at Anargyroi in Greece as a result of the collapse of the slopes bordering a lignite mine


29 March 2016

Sparmos Dam – a significant dam failure in Greece on Sunday 27th March

On Sunday 28th March 2016 the Sparmos Dam in Greece underwent an overtopping and breach event, damaging local fields and roads


23 February 2016

Ropoto: a town in Greece lost to a landslide

In Greece the town of Ropoto has been abandoned due to the movement of a large landslide. Damage was 1st noticed in the 1960s, but the town was lost in 2012


19 November 2015

Lefkada: dramatic landslides from the earthquake on 17th November

The M=6.5 earthquake off the coast of Lefkada in Greece on Tuesday induced dramatic landslides, caught on video, that have covered the famously beautiful Egremni Beach