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30 April 2021

Nakhon Ratchasima: a dramatic video of a rock slope collapse in a quarry in Thailand

Nakhon Ratchasima: a dramatic video showing a violent and sudden rock slope collapse in a quarry in Thailand

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29 April 2021

The mining-induced Jianshanying Landslide in Guizhou Province China

A new paper in the journal Landslides (Chen et al. 2021) highlights the enormous and very rapidly evolving Jianshanying Landslide in Guizhou Province China, triggered by coal mining.

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26 April 2021

The 21 October 1993 Pantai Remis landslide in Malaysia: an upscaled video

The extraordinary 21 October 1993 Pantai Remis landslide in Malaysia: an upscaled video has been posted to Youtube.

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7 April 2021

The complex politics of managing coal waste tip stability in South Wales

The complex politics of managing coal waste tip stability in South Wales

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15 March 2021

Knappensee: a large landslide at an old open cast mining site in eastern Germany

Knappensee: a large landslide at an old open cast mining site in eastern Germany on 11 March 2020, which was captured on video, generated a 1.5 m high tsunami that damaged property on the far side of the lake

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12 March 2021

The stability of mine waste tailings facilities

In a new open access paper published in Scientific Reports, Franks et al. (2021) show that 10% of tailings facilities have a history of instability. This rises to 18.3% for active upstream facilities.

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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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26 December 2020

The Carmen Copper Mine landslide in the Philippines – the slope evolution before failure

The Carmen Copper Mine landslide in the Philippines – Planet Labs images showing the slope evolution before failure

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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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