The rock avalanche that destroyed the village of Xinmo in Sichuan, China, on June 24th, 2017, brought the issue of landslide risk and disaster chain management in highly seismic regions back into the spotlight. The long-term post-seismic behaviour of mountain slopes is complex and hardly predictable. Nevertheless, the integrated use of field monitoring, remote sensing and real-time predictive modelling can help to set-up effective early warning systems, provide timely alarms, optimize rescue operations and perform secondary hazard assessments.

Rescuers struggle to reach survivors feared trapped under snow as aid is sent by helicopter to worst-hit Nuristan province.

Dozens of people in Afghanistan and Pakistan were killed after heavy snow and avalanches hit over the weekend.

Increased frequency of avalanches threatens troops at Siachen; 10 killed in Feb

Five soldiers died in an avalanche while on a training exercise Monday afternoon in Savoie, eastern France, Le Figaro has reported.

Every year, in all mountainous regions, people are victims of avalanches. One way to decrease those losses is believed to be informing about danger levels. The paper presents a study on current practices in the development of smartphones applications 5 that are dedicated to avalanche risk communication. The analysis based on semistructured interviews with developers of smartphone apps highlights the context of their development, how choices of content and visualization were made as well as how their effectiveness is evaluated.

KATHMANDU: Multiple avalanches have struck the Langtang valley in Rasuwa posing a serious threat to Kyanjin Gompa area that shelters more than 200 survivors of the recent earthquake, according to a

The search for missing trekkers, guides and residents feared buried in Nepal village by a massive landslide and avalanche triggered by last month's magnitude 7.8 earthquake has been suspended due t

Three foreign tourists — two Austrians and an Italian — have died in an avalanche in the French Alps, and a fourth tourist has been taken by helicopter to a hospital in Grenoble with unspecified in

Huge new avalanches have hit Afghanistan's Panjshir Valley, closing off areas that were already difficult to reach, the provincial governor says.