Massive landslide at Utah copper mine generates wealth of geophysical data

  title={Massive landslide at Utah copper mine generates wealth of geophysical data},
  author={Kristine L. Pankow and Jeffrey R. Moore and J. Mark Hale and Keith D. Koper and Tex Kubacki and Katherine M. Whidden and Michael K Mccarter},
  journal={Gsa Today},
On the evening of 10 April 2013 (MDT) a massive landslide occurred at the Bingham Canyon copper mine near Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. The northeastern wall of the 970-m-deep pit collapsed in two distinct episodes that were each sudden, lasting ~90 seconds, but separated in time by ~1.5 hours. In total, ~65 million cubic meters of material was deposited, making the cumulative event likely the largest non-volcanic landslide to have occurred in North America in modern times. Fortunately, there were… 

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