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  1. Content type: Research

    This study analyzes individuals’ perceptions of areas exposed to coastal flooding at a local level using sketch mapping methodology. In this way, 318 individuals were surveyed in four coastal municipalities in...

    Authors: Marie Coquet, Denis Mercier and Ghozlane Fleury-Bahi

    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2018 5:15

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  2. Content type: Research

    Unlike the studies undertaken on agricultural and hydrological sectors, focused climate change vulnerability researches in urban centers in Ethiopia is not widely available and of recent history. However, as m...

    Authors: Getnet Feyissa, Gete Zeleke, Ephrem Gebremariam and Woldeamlak Bewket

    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2018 5:14

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  3. Content type: Database

    In Italy landslides are widespread natural phenomena causing a significant number of fatalities and huge economic losses throughout the country every year. Information on the spatial and temporal distribution ...

    Authors: Michele Calvello and Gaetano Pecoraro

    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2018 5:13

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  4. Content type: Research

    Landslides area controversial issue worldwide and cause a wide range of impacts on the socio-economic systems of the affected community. However, empirical studies of affected environments remain inadequate fo...

    Authors: E. N. C. Perera, D. T. Jayawardana, P. Jayasinghe, R. M. S. Bandara and N. Alahakoon

    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2018 5:11

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  5. Content type: Research

    Floods are the most common and most expensive natural hazard, and they are expected to become more frequent as the climate changes. This article presents research that used re/insurance catastrophe models to e...

    Authors: Jason Thistlethwaite, Andrea Minano, Jordan A. Blake, Daniel Henstra and Daniel Scott

    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2018 5:8

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  6. Content type: Research

    At the centre of smallholders’ adaptation is a need to understand their perceptions on key climatic scenarios so as to glean helpful information for key decision-making processes. In Kenya at the moment, downs...

    Authors: Harrison K. Simotwo, Stella M. Mikalitsa and Boniface N. Wambua

    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2018 5:5

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  7. Content type: Research

    The Dharamshala region of Kangra valley, India is one of the fastest developing Himalayan city which is prone to landslide events almost around the year. The development is going on a fast pace which calls for...

    Authors: Swati Sharma and Ambrish Kumar Mahajan

    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2018 5:4

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  8. Content type: Research

    During an earthquake, significant damage can result due to instability of the soil in the area affected by internal seismic waves. Liquefaction is known as one of the major causes of ground failure due to the ...

    Authors: Mehran Naghizadehrokni, Asskar Janalizadeh Choobbasti and Mohsen Naghizadehrokni

    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2018 5:2

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  9. Content type: Research

    We examined seven landslide dams and their changes over time in the Peace River region of Canada. These landslides had subchannel rupture surfaces in glacial and glaciolacustrine sediments. We assessed the sta...

    Authors: Brendan Miller, Anja Dufresne, Marten Geertsema, Nigel Atkinson, Heidi Evensen and David Cruden

    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2018 5:1

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  10. Content type: Research

    Rockfall events are one of the most dangerous phenomena that often cause several damages both to people and facilities. During recent years, the scientific community focused the attention at evaluating the eff...

    Authors: Teresa Gracchi, Alessia Lotti, Gilberto Saccorotti, Luca Lombardi, Massimiliano Nocentini, Francesco Mugnai, Giovanni Gigli, Marco Barla, Andrea Giorgetti, Francesco Antolini, Andrea Fiaschi, Luca Matassoni and Nicola Casagli

    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2017 4:26

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  11. Content type: Research

    The Atlantic Coast of Morocco is prone to tsunami inundation. Therefore, in this region, earthquake-induced tsunami hazard has been intensively investigated leading to the development of a number of coastal in...

    Authors: Said El Moussaoui, Rachid Omira, Mohamed Najib Zaghloul, Hajar El Talibi and Khadija Aboumaria

    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2017 4:25

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  12. Content type: Editorial

    On 25–30 August 2017, the 15th International Symposium on Geo-disaster Reduction has been held in Oki Islands, Matsue and Kyoto, Japan, focusing on the theme of “Global Strategy for Geo-disaster Reduction”. Throu...

    Authors: Zili Dai, Xilin Xia and Fawu Wang

    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2017 4:21

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  13. Content type: Research

    This paper expands the previous efforts by other researchers to present a quantitative and deterministic approach for terrain analysis. This study evaluates both spatial and temporal factors contributing lands...

    Authors: Saied Pirasteh and Jonathan Li

    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2017 4:19

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  14. Content type: Research

    Extreme rainfall events are enormously frequent and abrupt in tropical areas like the Jeju Island of South Korea, impacting the hydrological functions as well as the social and economic situation. Rainfall mag...

    Authors: Kanak Kanti Kar, Sung-Kee Yang, Jun-Ho Lee and Fahad Khan Khadim

    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2017 4:18

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  15. Content type: Research

    The Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region being seismically active and sensitive to climate change is prone to glacial lake outburst flood (GLOF). The Lemthang Tsho GLOF breached in the evening of 28 July 2015 inn...

    Authors: Deo Raj Gurung, Narendra Raj Khanal, Samjwal Ratna Bajracharya, Karma Tsering, Sharad Joshi, Phuntsho Tshering, Lalit Kumar Chhetri, Yeshey Lotay and Tashi Penjor

    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2017 4:17

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  16. Content type: Editorial

    In 2016, Geoenvironmental Disasters published 29 scientific articles. Besides the appreciation to the authors who contributed their works to the journal, we want to express our sincere acknowledgement to the r...

    Authors: Fawu Wang

    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2017 4:16

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  17. Content type: Research

    In the last few decades, the development of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) technology has provided a method for the evaluation of landslide susceptibility and hazard. Slope units were found to be appro...

    Authors: H. B. Wang, J. M. Li, B. Zhou, Y. Zhou, Z. Q. Yuan and Y. P. Chen

    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2017 4:15

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  18. Content type: Short report

    The Gorkha, Nepal Mw 7.8 earthquake of 25 April 2015 triggered a large number of coseismic landslides in a broad area. Two highways, Araniko Highway and Pasang Lhamu Highway, that connect Tibet of China and Ne...

    Authors: Chong Xu, Yingying Tian, Bengang Zhou, Hongliu Ran and Gaohu Lyu

    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2017 4:14

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  19. Content type: Research

    In April 2016, Kumamoto City, Japan, and its surroundings were hit by a sequence of strong and devastating earthquakes including two significant events, one on April 14th, 2016, at 21:26 JST (Mw6.2) and the other...

    Authors: Hendra Setiawan, Yuko Serikawa, Mitsuru Nakamura, Masakatsu Miyajima and Masaho Yoshida

    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2017 4:13

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  20. Content type: Research

    Strong earthquakes are among the prime triggering factors of landslides, which may block rivers, forming landslide dams. Some of these dams may pose serious threats to people and property due to upstream inund...

    Authors: Xuanmei Fan, Qiang Xu, Cees J. van Westen, Runqiu Huang and Ran Tang

    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2017 4:12

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  21. Content type: Research

    The Southeast of Yogyakarta City has had the heaviest damages to buildings in the 2006 of Yogyakarta Earthquake disaster. A moderate to strong earthquake of 6.3 Mw shook the 20 km southeast part of the Yogyaka...

    Authors: Aditya Saputra, Trias Rahardianto, Mohamad Dian Revindo, Ioannis Delikostidis, Danang Sri Hadmoko, Junun Sartohadi and Christopher Gomez

    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2017 4:11

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  22. Content type: Research

    The recent trend of increasing incidents of floods in Ethiopia is disrupting the livelihoods of a significant proportion of the country’s population. This study assesses the factors that shape the resilience a...

    Authors: Zerihun Berhane Weldegebriel and Befikadu Esayas Amphune

    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2017 4:10

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  23. Content type: Research

    The current availability of advanced remote sensing technologies in the field of landslide analysis allows for rapid and easily updatable data acquisitions, improving the traditional capabilities of detection,...

    Authors: Nicola Casagli, William Frodella, Stefano Morelli, Veronica Tofani, Andrea Ciampalini, Emanuele Intrieri, Federico Raspini, Guglielmo Rossi, Luca Tanteri and Ping Lu

    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2017 4:9

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  24. Content type: Research

    North Norway, the banks of the fjord Lyngen are highly exposed to a rockslide tsunami hazard. However, the local municipality believes that the coastal community is well-informed about the risk and ready to ev...

    Authors: Lydie Goeldner-Gianella, Delphine Grancher, Øystein Robertsen, Brice Anselme, Daniel Brunstein and Franck Lavigne

    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2017 4:7

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  25. Content type: Research

    The concepts of disaster risk reduction and disaster risk management involve the development, improvement, and application of policies, strategies, and practices to minimize disaster risks throughout society. ...

    Authors: Veronica Pazzi, Alessia Lotti, Paolo Chiara, Luca Lombardi, Massimiliano Nocentini and Nicola Casagli

    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2017 4:6

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  26. Content type: Research

    Rock avalanches are flow-like landslides that can travel at extremely rapid velocities and impact surprisingly large areas. The mechanisms that lead to the unexpected mobility of these flows are unknown and de...

    Authors: Jordan Aaron, Scott McDougall, Jeffrey R. Moore, Jeffrey A. Coe and Oldrich Hungr

    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2017 4:5

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  27. Content type: Research

    Tailings dams are made up of mining residue deposits, and they represent a high risk, in terms of mechanical instability. In the event of collapse, the tailings in such dams may be released and flow over long ...

    Authors: Marina Pirulli, Monica Barbero, Maddalena Marchelli and Claudio Scavia

    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2017 4:3

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  28. Content type: Editorial

    The 14th International Symposium on Geo-disaster Reduction (ISGdR) was held on 10–13 October 2016 in Chengdu, China. The 15th ISGdR is to be held at the Shimane University in Matsue, Japan from 26 to 31 August...

    Authors: Hufeng Yang, Qiangong Cheng and Fawu Wang

    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2017 4:1

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  29. Content type: Reviewer acknowledgement

    In 2015, Geoenvironmental Disasters published 26 articles. Besides the appreciation to the authors who contributed their works to the journal, we want to express our sincere acknowledgement to the referees, wh...

    Authors: Fawu Wang

    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2016 3:30

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  30. Content type: Research

    Landslides hazard analyses entail a scale-dependent approach in order to mitigate accordingly the damages and other negative consequences at the respective scales of occurrence. Medium or large scale landslide...

    Authors: Byron Quan Luna, Jan Blahut, Theo van Asch, Cees van Westen and Melanie Kappes

    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2016 3:29

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  31. Content type: Research

    Indonesia is one of the most earthquake prone countries in the world. More than 14,000 earthquakes of magnitude greater than 5 occurred in Indonesia between 1897 and 2009. Earthquakes are a major cause of slop...

    Authors: Aditya Saputra, Christopher Gomez, Danang Sri Hadmoko and Junun Sartohadi

    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2016 3:27

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  32. Content type: Research

    Large landslides triggered by rainfall and floods were registered on both sides of the Rječina River Valley, near City of Rijeka, in Croatia, where numerous instability phenomena in the past 250 years have bee...

    Authors: Sanja Dugonjić Jovančević, Josip Peranić, Igor Ružić and Željko Arbanas

    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2016 3:26

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  33. Content type: Research

    It is essential for residents to understand ground disaster and improve disaster prevention awareness, because natural disasters have occurred frequently in recent years. In this study, nondestructive unsatura...

    Authors: Hiroaki Fujimori, Kohei Araki, Keiichi Masutani, Hiroshi Kumagai, Hajime Sakamoto and Hiroshi Onishi

    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2016 3:28

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  34. Content type: Research

    Since hurricane Katrina, developer and planners are looking at a tools and sustainable ways to minimize vulnerabilities in events of disasters especially along the coast. In this setting, remote sensing and Ge...

    Authors: Yaw A. Twumasi, Edmund C. Merem and Tomas Ayala-Silva

    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2016 3:25

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  35. Content type: Research

    The 2016 Kumamoto earthquake triggered many fast landslides in Kyushu Region, Japan, which caused great damages and increased difficulty of rescue after the earthquake. The post-failure behavior analysis of th...

    Authors: Zili Dai, Fawu Wang, Yu Huang, Kun Song and Akinori Iio

    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2016 3:24

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