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13/12/2016Remediation works on potentially dangerous rock blocks above Omiš City began

Extensive and very complex project of rock massive remediation started after five years of preparations and threats to populous old part of Omiš City. Threaten area in the length of two kilometers stretches over nearly whole old part of Omiš City. Remediation parts include Smokvice – Točilo, Pavao and Sveti Mihovil – Baučići regions. Remediation investment of 30 millions kunas is completely financed through The Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency Fund. Provided deadline of remediation completion is spring 2018. Depending of microlocation, few methods of protection systems will be applied. In past, several cases of couple of tons rock falls on the city were evidenced, fortunately only with material damage.

25/11/2016A new landslide in the Lopača Village in the Rječina River Valley

A landslide occurred in the Lopača Village in the Rječina River Valley near the City of Rijeka. A lot of landslides occurred in the Rječina River Valley in the past and this new landslide was activated after long heavy rain period.  In fact, November 2016 with 486.9 mm of rain is the second rainy month  and the most rainy November in the history of measurements in Rijeka.

22/11/2016Recovery of Brački, Korenički and Monterići landslides in Bednja Community is under construction

Remediation works on Brački, Korenički and  Monterići landslides in Bednja Community are under construction. These are complex landslides on non-sorted roads  which greatly complicated local population life. Government of the Republic of Croatia named Croatian Roads for remediation project holder. Remediation works worth 2,224 milions of kuna are financed from non-dedicated funds provided from The Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency Fund.

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08/11/2016Remediation works on Halić Landslide in Gornji Kneginec District began

Beyond 50 other landslide in Varaždin County, remediation of the most critical, Halić Landslide in Gornji Kneginec, started. Landslides were activated due to heavy rainfalls and human influence.

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16/08/2016Žudetići landslide remediation began

Remediation works on Žudetići landslide on ŽC 5209 from Ponte Porton to Vižinada are under construction. Landslide occurred because of extra water flow in the road body so remediation works in the length of 200 meters started in thr section of 1.2 kilometers of total road improvement. Adequate drainage system and replacement of existing material with cobbled embankment material will ensure landslide stabilization. Government of the Republic of Croatia named Croatian Roads for remediation project holder. Remediation works are provided from The Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency Fund.

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24/12/2018What caused the tsunami in Indonesia?

Tsunami struck western Java and southern Sumatra islands during the evening of 22 December caused more than 400 deaths. More than 1,000 people were injured and 11,600 people displaced. Anak Krakatau volcano is thought to have erupted underwater which may have caused an undersea landslide, triggering the killer waves. Island Anak Krakatau (Son of Krakatau) was emerged at the old Krakatu volcano location.

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06/09/2018Earthquake buries homes under landslides in Hokkaido, Japan

The magnitude-6.7 earthquake that struck Japan’s Hokkaido island on 6 September triggered landslides in the surrounding landscape. The island was primed for the landslides when heavy rains from Typhoon Jebi, the most powerful storm to strike Japan in 25 years, soaked subsurface deposits of volcanic soil in the region, and  causing them to slide downhill. At least one person was killed in the landslides; dozens more are missing.

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10/01/2018Death toll hits 15 in mudslides in Ventura County, California

The death toll from the mudslides that struck Montecito in Ventura County, California climbed to 15 today, with 24 people unaccounted. The mudslides are caused by heavy rain pulling the soil material from the slopes slopes previously burned by wildfires in November and December 2017.

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29/04/2017Massive landslide kills 24 in Kyrgystan’s Osh

Heavy rain triggered landslides in Kyrgystan's Osh region, burying part of a village and killing at least 24 people, including nine children. The landslide covered the village of Ayu on Saturday and buried six houses with inhabitants inside. Many rescue workers were working to excavate the buried village.  40 families living close to the disaster zone are being evacuated and housed in tents. Since the beginning of the year, at least 25 landslides have been registered in the Osh region of the Central Asian country, killing six people.

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03/04/2017More than 250 dead in Colombia mudflows

There are 273 victims in mudflows in southwest Colombian city Mocoa. Torrential rains caused mudflows and debris flows. After the 2015 landslide in Salgar that killed 92 people, it is the biggest catastrophe that hitted Colombia.

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13/10/20173rd Regional Symposium on Landslides in the Adriatic-Balkan Region held in Ljubljana 11-13 October 2017

The 3rd Regional Symposium on Landslides in the Adriatic-Balkan Region was held in Ljubljana, Slovenia, from 11 to 13 October 2017 with participation of 70 scientist and engineers from Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech Republic, Italy, Republic of Macedonia, Serbia, Slovenia and Spain. The next 4th Regional Symposium on Landslides in the Adriatic-Balkan Region will be held in Bosnia and Herzegovina in October 2019.

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21/02/2017Landslides could have helped life spread around the world

Difficulties for scientists are how to explain exotic plants and animals on remote oceanic islands. There exists plenty of possible explanations like coastal floods but new study from the Institute of Natural Products and Agrobiology in Tenerife suggests that mega-landslides cause veritable floating forests to put out to sea, carrying on board large numbers of small animals and invertebrate species. Weevils  found in La Palma are genetically almost identical to weevils in the Orotava Valley in northern Tenerife, which is over 120 km far away. This weevils live more than 700 m above the sea level so they could not have been caught up in a coastal flood. But a huge landslide of more than 130 sq km occurred on Tenerife's north coast about 600,000 years ago and have carried biomass from the surface of Tenerife out onto the surface of the Atlantic Ocean. Researchers explain the translation of inter-island travel for billions of plants, invertebrates and animals with mega-landslides that are relatively common events on volcanic islands like the Canaries caused with seismic activity.

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02/02/20173rd Regional symposium on Landslides in the Adriatic-Balkan Region, ReSyLAB 2017

On behalf of the Geological Survey of Slovenia and University of Ljubljana invite you to take part in the 3rd Regional symposium on Landslides in the Adriatic-Balkan Region, ReSyLAB that will take place in Ljubljana (Slovenia), 11–13 October 2017. The symposium aims to gather the ICL ABN (International Consortium on Landslides, Adriatic-Balkan Network) members, as well as other respected experts, professionals and researchers from the region and beyond (including both the academic and industrial sector) that can relate to the symposium topic and rationale. The main objective of the symposium is to provide a stimulating forum for geoscientists, engineers, professionals and decision makers concerned with landslide hazard and risks as well their impact on society - in the Adriatic-Balkan regions as wall as worldwide. Symposium participants will have an opportunity to present papers related to the mapping, investigating, monitoring, analysis and mitigation of landslides, as well as case studies on innovative analysis techniques and solutions in oral presentations or in the form of posters during poster session. All participants are invited to submit abstracts (one page, 600 words) related to the topics shall be submitted by 15 March 2017. You can find detail information in the further link

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12/12/2016Registration for WLF4 is open

World Landslide Forum 4 (WLF4) registration is open. Regular registration fee includes participation in the Scientific Programme, WLF4 Welcome Reception and Forum Banquet, lunches and coffee breaks, 2 full color books published by Springer Nature, participation in the WLF4 Photo Contest and Exhibition. All authors of accepted papers are asked to register to confirm the publication of up to two of their accepted papers.

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05/12/201620 years of the Grohovo Landslide activation near Rijeka

Numerous landslides occurred in the Rječina River Valley near Rijeka in the history. The large landslide, so called the Grohovo Landslide, occurred on 5th December 1996 at the location of the landslide from 19th century on the northeast slope. The slide mass completely buried the Rječina River channel, and a landslide foot formed a dam and the lake behind. Immediately after sliding, this landslide mass was removed from the river channel, eliminating the risk of dam collapse and the resulting water wave that could have caused serious damage to the City of Rijeka. An comprehensive real time monitoring of the Grohovo Landslide was established within the Croatian-Japanese joint research SATREPS’ project ‘Risk Identification and Land-Use Planning for Disaster Mitigation of Landslides and Floods in Croatia’. Key objectives of this project were landslide hazard analysis and the development of guidelines for use in urban planning.