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12 October 2021

A large rock slope collapse from Punta dei Ross, Croda Marcora in the Italian Dolomites

A large rock slope collapse from Punta dei Ross, Croda Marcora in the Italian Dolomites

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21 May 2021

The Pietrafitta landslide: can traffic vibration cause a landslide to move?

The Pietrafitta landslide: a new paper published in Landslides (Guerriero et al. 2021) shows that traffic vibration can cause a landslide to move under certain circumstances

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11 March 2021

The Tavernola landslide: a potential tsunami-inducing failure causing concern in Italy

The Tavernola landslide: in Italy there is concern that failure of a large rock slope could generate a substantial tsunami in Lago d’Iseo

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23 February 2021

Camogli, Italy: the unfortunate impact of a landslide in a cemetery

Camogli, Italy: a large coastal landslide on 22 February 2021 has severely damaged a cemetery

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10 January 2021

Protecting the rescuers – a disastrous double landslide at Cihanjuang in Indonesia and a lucky escape in Italy

Cihanjuang, Indonesia & Bolzano, Italy: a tragedy in which rescuers were killed by a second landslide and a lucky escape in a rock slope failure on a hotel

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19 December 2019

Landslides in Art Part 31: Leonardo da Vinci

A new paper in the journal Landslides (Margottini 2019) suggests that Leonardo da Vinci depicted at least two landslides in his wonderful drawings

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25 November 2019

Savona: a landslide-induced bridge collapse in Italy

Yesterday, a landslide struck an elevated section of the A6 motorway on the road between Savona and Turin in Italy, causing the roadway to collapse

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20 September 2019

The 1985 Stava tailings dam disaster

The failure of the Stava tailings dam in Trento, Italy in 1985 generated a mudflow that killed 268 people downstream of the facility.

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30 July 2019

The Mount Zandila (Valpola) rock avalanche

The 1987 Mount Zandila landslide in northern Italy is probably the most important rock avalanche in Europe in the last 40 years. The 34 million cubic metre slide killed 29 people

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29 August 2018

Landslides from the 16 August 2018 Mw=5.1 Molise earthquake in southern Italy

Salvatore Martino has kindly provided information about landslides triggered by the 16 August 2018 Mw=5.1 Molise earthquake in southern Italy

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