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Hear Earthquakes Triggered by the Bingham Canyon Mine Landslide
January 7, 2014 | The University of Utah

“Last year’s gigantic landslide at a Utah copper mine probably was the biggest nonvolcanic slide in North America’s modern history, and included two rock avalanches that happened 90 minutes apart and surprisingly triggered 16 small earthquakes.” Quoted from The University of Utah press release.

The story is accompanied by a sound file that allows you to hear the second rock avalanche followed by three earthquakes.


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April 16, 2013 | Deseret News
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How Big Was the Bingham Canyon Landslide?
May 20, 2013 | Salt Lake City Tribune
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Status of the Bingham Canyon Mine Landslide
April 28, 2013 | ABC News
ABC News has an article that looks at the status of the Bingham Canyon copper mine after a landslide has cut off production from the pit and will have the company excavating landslide debris instead of ore.


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