Bingham Canyon Mine Landslide April 10, 2013

At 9:30 pm on April 10, 2013, a landslide occurred at the mine. It was the largest non-volcanic landslide in the history of North America. Around 65–70 million cubic meters (2.3×109–2.5×109 cu ft) of dirt and rock thundered down the side of the pit.[9] Understanding that the mine's steep walls made it a high risk for landslides, an interferometric radar system had been installed to monitor the ground's stability. As a result of warnings produced by this system, mining operations were shut down the previous day in anticipation of the slide. There were no injuries.[10] The massive slide is expected to cut production of mined copper by 100,000 tonnes (110,000 short tons). A second slide caused an evacuation of 100 workers on September 11, 2013.

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