GERMAN and Japanese satellites have begun taking photographs of the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range in order to study the recent wave of landslides, rock falls and the subsidence of a number of roads.

The study is expected to take two years but, the end result will be a map of all the weak spots in the mountain range which the Council of Majorca wants declared a UNESCO site of natural beauty.

The map will provide vital information as to where the potential black spots are and enable the local authorities to take the necessary preventive action should they think the threat of a landslide or rock fall be sufficiently high.

Over the past year, as a result of heavy rain, there have been a series of incidents including the subsidence of key mountain roads.


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