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11 March 2021

The Tavernola landslide: a potential tsunami-inducing failure causing concern in Italy

The Tavernola landslide: in Italy there is concern that failure of a large rock slope could generate a substantial tsunami in Lago d’Iseo

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8 January 2021

Brumadinho: signs of precursory deformation

A new paper (Grebby et al 2021) uses InSAR to detect precursory deformation of the Brumadinho tailings dam before the disastrous failure in 2019. The authors suggest that the failure might have been predictable with use of appropriate monitoring techniques.

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24 December 2020

The deadly landslide at the Carmen Copper Mine in the Philippines

There are two amazing videos of the deadly landslide at the Carmen Copper Mine in the Philippines, which killed 10 people on Monday

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15 December 2020

The large landslide at Gamsberg mine: high resolution satellite images

The large landslide at Gamsberg mine: a high resolution Planet Labs SkySat satellite image of the aftermath of the failure

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2 December 2020

Gamsberg mine in South Africa: when is a landslide a geotechnical failure?

On 17 November 2020 a major landslide occurred on a high wall at the Gamsberg mine in South Africa, killing two workers.

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2 July 2020

Sate Mu village: another dreadful jade mining landslide in Myanmar

Another dreadful landslide has occurred in the Hpakant jade mining area of Kachin state in Myanmar. The landslide, at Sate Mu, killed at least 113 people.

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5 April 2020

The 1935 colliery landslide in Cwmaman, South Wales

In 1935 a large colliery landslide came very close to causing major damage to Cwmaman in South Wales. An archive Pathe News report provides detail.

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3 April 2020

Finding a consensus view on the Luming Mine tailings accident

Based on the information available so far, can we crowd source an understanding of what happened to cause the Luming Mine tailings accident in China?

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2 April 2020

High resolution Planet Labs imagery of the Luming Mine accident

Planet Labs have captured a high resolution SkySat image of the site of the Luming Mine accident in China, in which polluted water and sediment have been released

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31 March 2020

The Luming Mine tailings accident in China

A significant tailings accident occurred on 28 March 2020, this time at the Luming Mine in Heilongjiang Province in NE China.

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