February 2016 Rockfall along I-70 in Glenwood Canyon, Colorado

New Poll on Rockfall Funding in Colorado

Roads and Bridges magazine has a new poll out regarding rockfall mitigation funding for the Colorado DOT. According to the magazine, limited funds are forcing the agency to prioritize and be creative when tending to […]

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Video: MIC – Maccaferri Innovation Center

Maccaferri has a unique research facility, the Maccaferri Innovation Center (MIC), located in Bolzano, Italy. Maccaferri was founded based on their invention of the now ubiquitous gabions, but are now known worldwide as experts in […]

Geologic Hazards

Crazy Rock Slide in China (Video)

According to the Landslide Blog, this rockfall video was taken in Maoxian County in Sichuan Province of China on or around July 17, 2014. It shows a very dangerous rockfall event with people running from […]

A giant boulder smashes through a barn of an Italian farmhouse
Geologic Hazards

Giant Boulder Smashes Through Italian Farm

A giant boulder smashes through a barn of an Italian farmhouse

An Italian farmer and his family had an unbelievably close call with some house-sized boulders. You have to see the pictures to believe it. The boulders were dislodged during a landslide on January 21 in Northern Italy. One of the boulders smashed through the barn and courtyard of the farm and cut a swath through their vineyard before stopping near a boulder from some previous rockfall / landslide event. That older boulder is even bigger, about the same size as the entire farmhouse and big enough to be seen on Google Earth! See below or download the KMZ file.

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