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18 May 2017

Landslides that make you gasp part 1: Yallourn

This is the first edition of an occasional series on landslides that make you gasp, featuring the Yallourn coal mine landslide in Australia in 2007.

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21 February 2013

Two coal mine landslides – both fatal (including a rockfall video)

High quality images and a video have emerged of two fatal coal mine landslides – one in China and one in the Philippines. Together they claimed 15 lives.

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19 February 2013

More images of the Hatfield Stainforth coal mine landslide

Over the last few days several people have provided photographs of the Hatfield Stainforth coal mine landslide. These suggest that movement of the toe has reduced or even ceased

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15 February 2013

New aerial photos of the Hatfield Stainforth colliery landslide

A new set of images have been distributed by Network Rail showing the Hatfield Stainforth colliery landslide. The slope has moved considerably, although the landslide has a greater horizontal component than was initially obvious

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14 February 2013

The geology and a possible mechanism of the Hatfield Stainforth colliery landslide

The geology map of the Hatfield Stainforth landslide site shows the site is underlain by alluvium. This suggests a bearing capacity failure

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13 February 2013

The Hatfield Stainforth colliery landslide – an update suggesting that it has been moving since yesterday

New images have emerged of the Hatfield Stainforth landslide that suggest continued ground deformation is occurring. Repairs are now estimated to take eight weeks after the colliery have stabilised the site. This is going to be a non-trivial task.

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16 November 2009

Mining related loess landslide in China kills at least 12

See update here The Chinese language version of the Xinhua website is reporting that a landslide occurred this morning in Zhangzishan Township, Zhongyang County, Luliang in Shanxi province, burying five houses. Reports suggest that about 25 people were buried – of these two have been rescued alive whilst 12 bodies have been recovered so far. Xinhua has images of the scene: You may well have noticed the slightly odd aspect …

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