Two new videos have been posted to Youtube showing the Kleine Gaisl rockfall events in the Dolomites of northern Italy last week
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Yesterday a large rockfall occurred at a quarry for Carrara Marble at Colonnata in Tuscany, Italy, killing two quarry workers and injuring a third. Carrara Marble is the stone from which Michelangelo carved his sculpture David, and it is a prized building material worldwide.
In a newly published paper, Lisa Borgatti and colleagues describe the February 2014 landslide that affected the historical town of San Leo in northern Italy, providing both a description of the event and a historical context. Landslides will be a major threat to this historical site in the coming decades
Heavy rainfall in the last few days has triggered landslides in the Liguria region of Italy
News reports show a large landslide at Montescaglioso in Southern Italy. This appears to be a reactivation by heavy rainfall of the Madonna La Nova landslide system
Rainfall records from Liguria this week suggest that peak rainfall intensities were truly exceptional – at one gauge they exceeded 140 mm per hour – leading to the flood and landslide disaster that affected northern Italy on Tuesday.