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  1. 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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  2. 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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    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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. Content type: Research

    In the recent past, several efforts have been made by a number of researchers to measure anomalous emanations of geo-gases in seismic prone regions of the world and radon has been the most preferred geo-gas as...

    Authors: Sanjay Singh, Hari Prasad Jaishi, Raghavendra Prasad Tiwari and Ramesh Chandra Tiwari

    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2016 3:22

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  21. Content type: Research

    This study explores some possible impacts that climate change could have in regional scale landslide early warning systems based on rainfall thresholds. The early warning system of the Emilia Romagna region (I...

    Authors: Samuele Segoni, Ascanio Rosi, Daniela Lagomarsino, Riccardo Fanti and Nicola Casagli

    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2016 3:21

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  22. Content type: Research

    Land degradation is considered a serious social, economic, and environmental issue in all parts of the world. The fight against this deleterious phenomenon is now an international priority. The mapping of land...

    Authors: Mohammadreza Rezvani, Hassanali Faraji Sabokbar, Shahabeddin Taghipour Javi and Hossein Nasiri

    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2016 3:20

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  23. Content type: Methodology

    The purposes of this study is to create a landslide susceptibility map (LSM) for Lompobattang Mountain area in Indonesia. The foot of the Lompobattang Mountain area suffered flash flood and landslides in 2006,...

    Authors: Abdul Rachman Rasyid, Netra P. Bhandary and Ryuichi Yatabe

    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2016 3:19

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  24. Content type: Methodology

    Landslide size distribution is widely found to obey a negative power law with a rollover in the smaller size, and has been exploited by many researchers to inspect landside physics or to assess landslide erosi...

    Authors: Langping Li, Hengxing Lan and Yuming Wu

    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2016 3:18

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  25. Content type: Research

    Structures such as faults, joints and fractures of diverse patterns have acted as precursors of several slope instability cases within the Benue Trough Nigeria. In some cases, the structures by their nature we...

    Authors: Ogbonnaya Igwe and Ikenna Anthony Okonkwo

    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2016 3:17

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  26. Content type: Research

    There is a very high uncertainty in the future climate change in the Himalayas and few studies has been carried out towards predicting future climate scenario in the Nepal Himalayas. In this study, climate cha...

    Authors: Dibesh Khadka and Dinesh Pathak

    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2016 3:15

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  27. Content type: Research

    Despite a position along the passive margin of Africa, the Moroccan Atlantic coast is under the influence of the tsunami threat from earthquakes triggered along the Nubia-Eurasia plate boundary. Along Tangier,...

    Authors: Hajar El Talibi, Said El Moussaoui, Mohamed Najib Zaghloul, Khadija Aboumaria, Patrick Wassmer and Jean Luc Mercier

    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2016 3:14

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  28. Content type: Research

    This work describes current research being conducted in the Phewa watershed, near Pokhara in Nepal’s Middle hills, a moist sub-tropical zone with the highest amount of annual rainfall in Nepal (4,500–5,000 mm)...

    Authors: Geoffroy Leibundgut, Karen Sudmeier-Rieux, Sanjaya Devkota, Michel Jaboyedoff, Marc-Henri Derron, Ivanna Penna and Liliane Nguyen

    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2016 3:13

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  29. Content type: Research

    Slope stability issue in red clay slopes during rainfall is one among the serious geoenvironmental disasters in China. In order to investigate the effect of long duration rainstorm on red-clay slopes, studies ...

    Authors: Kaixi Xue, Beena Ajmera, Binod Tiwari and Yanxiang Hu

    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2016 3:12

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  30. Content type: Research

    Flood is one of the most destructive natural disasters of climate change effects in West Africa. Flood risk occurrence is a combination of natural and anthropogenic factors, which calls for a better understand...

    Authors: Jean Homian Danumah, Samuel Nii Odai, Bachir Mahaman Saley, Joerg Szarzynski, Michael Thiel, Adjei Kwaku, Fernand Koffi Kouame and Lucette You Akpa

    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2016 3:10

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  31. Content type: Short report

    The 2015.4.25 Gorkha earthquake affected about eight million people in Nepal. Most injuries and loss of life were due to building collapse and damage. This work aims to investigate the topographical and geolog...

    Authors: Fawu Wang, Masakatsu Miyajima, Ranjan Dahal, Manita Timilsina, Tonglu Li, Makoto Fujiu, Yohei Kuwada and Quanli Zhao

    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2016 3:7

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  32. Content type: Research

    This paper reviews the classical and some particular factors contributing to earthquake-triggered landslide activity. This analysis should help predict more accurately landslide event sizes, both in terms of p...

    Authors: Hans-Balder Havenith, Almaz Torgoev, Anika Braun, Romy Schlögel and Mihai Micu

    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2016 3:6

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  33. Content type: Short report

    The initial investigation analysed the complex Rampac Grande slope deformation from April 2009 (Landslides 8(3):309-320, 2011). The primary research in 2009 also identified an unrealistic explanation (raw mine...

    Authors: Vít Vilímek, Jan Klimeš and Marco Torres Zapata

    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2016 3:5

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Geoenvironmental Disasters 2016 3:16

  34. Content type: Research

    Natural hazards have had significant impacts on life, livelihood and property in the mountain regions. Hazards identification in high mountain areas involved intensive and lengthy fieldwork and mapping with th...

    Authors: Abhay S. Prasad, Bindhy W. Pandey, Walter Leimgruber and Ripu M. Kunwar

    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2016 3:3

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  35. Content type: Research

    Disasters like earthquakes and flood cause enormous loss of lives and property in Nepal frequently. However, during such events particular types of houses are found to be more resilient than common types of ho...

    Authors: Dipendra Gautam, Jyoti Prajapati, Kuh Valencia Paterno, Krishna Kumar Bhetwal and Pramod Neupane

    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2016 3:1

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  36. Content type: Research

    Kano Plains, Kisumu County, Kenya experiences more severe river floods which is slow onset and predictable. The cost of annual relief and rehabilitation measures in Kano Plains alone is estimated at Kshs 57 mi...

    Authors: Joyce Okayo, Peter Odera and Stanley Omuterema

    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2015 2:26

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  37. Content type: Research

    Climate change is one of the greatest threats facing the world today and future generations. A change in climate can alter the frequency and duration of drought especially in arid and semi-arid regions. This s...

    Authors: Atie Hosseinizadeh, Hesam SeyedKaboli, Heidar Zareie, Ali Akhondali and Babak Farjad

    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2015 2:23

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  38. Content type: Research article

    The global mean temperature has risen by 0.85 °C from 1880 to 2012, and this increase may even accelerate in the future. The surface temperatures of large inland water bodies worldwide have been rapidly warmin...

    Authors: Xinyan Li, Lu Zhang, Guishan Yang, Hengpeng Li, Bin He, Yuwei Chen and Xuguang Tang

    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2015 2:22

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