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25 February 2016

The Vajont Slide: A new event chronology and the importance of geomorphology

In a new paper, Wolter et al (2015) have re-examined the 1963 Vajont slide, proposing a new chronology for the evolution of the landslide that caused the disaster.

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22 January 2016

The Punta Tre Amici rockslide in Italy

The Punta Tre Amici rockslide, a landslide of about 200,000 cubic metres, occurred on the flanks of Monte Rosa on 16th December 2015.

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29 August 2015

A large rockfall on the Tour Ronde, Mont Blanc

On Thursday a significant rockfall occurred on the Tour Ronde in the Mont Blanc region. It was captured in a dramatic video by Gianluca Marra, a local climbing guide

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28 May 2015

The 12th International Symposium on Landslides, Naples, June 2016

The 12th International Symposium on Landslides will be held in Naples, Italy in June 2016

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15 April 2015

The Himara viaduct landslide in Sicily, Italy

A landslide last week damaged the Himara viaduct, part of the key A19 highway in Sicily. The landslide has triggered a big row over the use of funds earmarked for landslide mitigation

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10 March 2015

Review of a paper – the 27th February 2014 San Leo landslide in northern Italy

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

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6 January 2015

The Scorciavacche Viaduct in Sicily: an earthworks failure that has become a national scandal

In Sicily in southern Italy a national scandal has developed at the site of the Scorciavacche Viaduct, which opened less than a month ago, but has now been closed as a result of a major earthworks failure

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18 November 2014

Rabenstein, South Tyrol: a great new landslide video (and a quick update on the Mannen landslide)

On Sunday a 20,000 cubic metre landslide occurred at Rabenstein in South Tyrol, Italy. It was captured on a dramatic video.

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10 February 2014

Three interesting new videos – a slow avalanche, a coastal rockslide and a quarry slide

Three new videos have been brought to my attention – one showing a slow avalanches in Italy and two rockslides, one on the coast and one in a quarry

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19 January 2014

Torrential rain in Italy and France, especially in Liguria, causes landslides

Heavy rainfall in the last few days has triggered landslides in the Liguria region of Italy

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