Session Start Date

6-1-1988

Abstract

An increased level of horizontal stress related to tectonic forces is often held responsible for unexpectedly strong mining induced seismicity. The authors use the Belchatow open pit lignite 'mine in central Poland to show that this seismicity can be explained without tectonic forces as well. The presented approach should offer affordable ways of detecting the problem before it occurs, and either preventing it or controlling its scale.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering

Meeting Name

Second Conference

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

6-1-1988

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 1988 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Microseismic Activity in an Open Pit Lignite Mine

An increased level of horizontal stress related to tectonic forces is often held responsible for unexpectedly strong mining induced seismicity. The authors use the Belchatow open pit lignite 'mine in central Poland to show that this seismicity can be explained without tectonic forces as well. The presented approach should offer affordable ways of detecting the problem before it occurs, and either preventing it or controlling its scale.