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The early Miocene Markagunt (MGS) and late Oligocene Sevier (SGS) gravity slides in southwestern Utah, USA, exhibit the full range of structural features commonly seen in modern landslides, but on a gigantic scale—they are among Earth’s largest terrestrial landslides. The MGS, discovered in 2013, consists of four distinct structural segments: (1) a high-angle breakaway segment, (2) a bedding-plane segment, (3) a ramp segment where the slide cut up-section and the basal fault “daylighted,” and (4) a former land-surface segment where the upper plate moved at least 35 km over the Miocene landscape. The MGS remained undiscovered for so long...

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