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22 November 2022
Rubaya: there are reports that at least 32 people killed on 18 November by mining related landslides in the Democratic Republic of Congo
16 November 2022
On 14 November 2022 a rockslide occurred at a quarry in Maudarh in Mizoram, India, killing 12 workers. The event was captured on video.
15 November 2022
The Planet Labs SkySat image shows the impact of the Williamson Diamond Mine tailings breach on downstream communities
10 November 2022
Planet Labs has now captured and released high resolution imagery of the Williamson Mine tailings dam breach in Tanzania
9 November 2022
Planet Labs has captured a PlanetScope image of the Williamson Diamond Mine tailings dam failure that shows both the breach and the plume.
8 November 2022
Another major tailings dam failure has occurred in Africa, this time at the Williamson Mine in Tanzania. The plume of pollution is >6 km long.
3 October 2022
Shuiliandong: a paper in the journal Landslides (Ma et al, 2022) highlights an example of a landslide triggered by underground coal mining
30 September 2022
I have been pondering the number of large landslide disasters that occurred in the 1960s. This is an initial list that includes the landslide impacts of two of the greatest earthquakes in history and a series of landslides caused by dams and mining.
26 September 2022
Satellite image company Planet Labs has released high resolution imagery of the Jagersfontein tailings dam failure
15 September 2022
CGG Minerals and Mining has posted provisional but fascinating InSAR data for the site of the Jagersfontein Tailings Storage Facility failure
14 September 2022
The Jagersfontein tailings dam accident: the plume of pollution has extended to the reservoir of the Kalkfontein Dam.
13 September 2022
Aerial and satellite imagery of the Jagersfontein tailings dam disaster highlights a complex failure event and high mobility of the slimes.
12 September 2022
On 11 September 2022 a major tailings dam failure occurred at Jagersfontein in South Africa. The local plume of pollution extends >8 km.
8 September 2022
On 5 September 2022 a significant landslide occurred at an active tin (?) mine in Labohan Dagang, Banting, Malaysia. The event was caught on video from two different perspectives.
26 August 2022
When you think of ice, you might imagine glaciers, the North Pole, a clink in your water glass. But it turns out that our closest neighbor in space isn’t just a dusty ball—the moon has ice tucked away in deep craters at each of its poles. On top of that, scientists think the moon stole its ice: from comets, asteroids, maybe even from the Earth.
4 August 2022
On 26 July 2016 a 3.1 million cubic metre landslide occurred at a high wall coal mine at Fushun in China, causing extensive damage. The failure is documented in a new paper (Sun et al. 2022) in the journal Landslides.
9 June 2022
In the last few days a video captured by a drone of the aftermath of the 2009 Black Lake rockslide at Thetford Mines in Quebec, Canada, has gone viral.
4 May 2022
The residents of a community in the Claxton Bay area of Trinidad in the Caribbean are having their lives destroyed by a landslide
6 April 2022
On 27 March 2022 a tailings dam failed at Wenquan Township, Shanxi Province, China. Satellite images from Planet reveal the scale of the event
28 March 2022
Ibri: on 27 March 2022 a large landslide in a marble quarry in Al-Dhahirah, Oman killed six workers and injured a further five people.