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Tumbi Quarry Landslide in Papua New Guinea
November 4, 2013 | The Landslide Blog

Dave Petley has a summary post about the Tumbi Quarry landslide that occurred in Papua New Guinea in January, 2012, killing at least 25 people.

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Quarry Blast Triggered Release of Tectonic Strain?
November 17, 2013 | ABC Local
On November 4 people throughout the Chicago area were frightened by ground motion that was thought to have been a powerful blast at a quarry south of the city. Now, USGS believes that a small blast at the quarry may have triggered an earthquake about seven seconds later.

Quarry Blast Frightens Chicago?
November 5, 2013 | Chicago Tribune
At shortly after noon today, people throughout the Chicago area were frightened because they thought that an earthquake was occurring. A USGS scientist reported that it appeared to be an unusually strong quarry blast south of Chicago. A portion of the USGS "Did you feel it?" map is shown below with more USGS data here. People as far away as Wisconsin and Indiana claimed that they felt the shaking.

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