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Mining-Induced Events in the Earthquake Catalogs of the USGS/NEIC

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045020
Year Published: 
2013
Summary: 

Longwall roof-collapses and non-planned mining-associated rockbursts and mine collapses have usually have been reported in regular USGS/NEIC earthquake catalogs if their magnitudes were of a size that they might affect estimates of seismic hazard in the regions in which they occur. Some large and otherwise atypical mining explosions might also be occasionally listed in the regular USGS/NEIC earthquake catalogs. Events that are listed in regular earthquake catalogs of the USGS/NEIC are not listed in the catalogs of "Routine Mining Seismicity in the United States."

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U.S. Geological Survey. 2013b. Mining-induced events in the earthquake catalogs of the USGS/NEIC. Earthquake Hazards Program data from January 1973 through March 2000. Available at: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eqarchives/mineblast/induced_pde.php. Accessed January 26, 2013.

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