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Gianvito Scaringi

Currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Charles University, Prague. Geotechnical Engineer from Italy, currently Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the State Key Laboratory of Geohazard Prevention and Geoenvironment Protection in Chengdu, China.

The Wenchuan Earthquake: 10 Years Later

On May 12th, 2008, an earthquake of magnitude 7.9 (Mw) hit the Longmen mountain range in the west part of Sichuan, in China. The seismic rupture propagated along the fault for more than 240 km and displaced and raised the […]

A Warmer And Wetter Early Mars

Four billion years ago, an interstellar traveler approaching the now-red planet with his spaceship would probably witness beautiful blue skies with fluffy clouds delivering rain and snow, ice-capped mountain ridges, rivers flowing through incised valleys, lakes, and even an ocean […]

Climate Change Might Cause More Frequent Eruptions

It is well known that volcanic eruptions may cause short-term and long-term changes in global climate patterns. The volcanic cloud that spread throughout the globe during the Mount Tambora eruption in 1815 (Dutch East Indies, now Indonesia) was able to […]

Climate Change-Driven Landslides Can Enhance Carbon Dioxide Emissions

In an earlier post, we showed that global warming can cause more intense rainfall (and hurricanes, and typhoons) across the globe and, consequently, more landslides. Perhaps you would not expect it, but rainfall-induced landslides and soil erosion have the potential […]

Landquake: Landslide’s Seismic Signature And Its Role In Emergency Response

Last summer, an enormous rock avalanche destroyed an entire village in a remote mountainous area in the eastern margin of the Tibetan Plateau (Sichuan, China), leaving almost 100 people dead or missing. In a paper published this week on Landslides, […]

Climate Change Likely To Produce More Intense Rainfall And Landslides

Whether you believe it or not, climate change is unequivocal and it’s mostly our fault. According to Dr. John Cook and coauthors, who compiled a statistical analysis on the scientific consensus over an anthropogenic cause of climate change, over 97% […]

Bali Volcano Awakens, Shows Signs Of Imminent Eruption

MOUNT AGUNG, the majestic 9,944 feet (3,031 m) stratovolcano on the heavenly island of Bali, Indonesia, might be on the edge of a catastrophic eruption. Daily tremors have been constantly growing in number and strength over the past week, and […]