Earthquakes present ongoing dangers to mines

SEISMIC events may trigger movement along otherwise inactive faults, resulting in rock falls and damage to ground support and ground conditions at mining operations.

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Scene of the 1989 earthquake Newcastle.

Mining induced seismicity can be a sudden release of energy as a result of stress re-distribution from mining, according to a report by the Queensland Mines Inspectorate.

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