publication . Article . Other literature type . 2018

Rapid ground deformation corresponding to a mining-induced seismic event followed by a massive collapse

Łukasz Rudziński; Katarzyna Mirek; Janusz Mirek;
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  • Published: 19 Dec 2018 Journal: Natural Hazards, volume 96, pages 461-471 (issn: 0921-030X, eissn: 1573-0840, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC
Abstract
Abstract On 17 April 2015, the Wujek/Śląsk underground coal mine in Poland was struck by a strong induced tremor of magnitude M4.0. The event was followed by a massive rock burst and a collapse of tunnels in the vicinity of the hypocentre. The earthquake was widely felt in the densely populated surrounding area. In this paper, we describe a possible connection between seismological parameters, such as the seismic source location and the focal mechanism, and the ground deformation just above the collapsed tunnels a very short time after the event occurred. We have shown that joint seismological and satellite observation can be very valuable and important tools no...
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free text keywords: Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous), Atmospheric Science, Water Science and Technology, Geology, Hydrogeology, Interferometric synthetic aperture radar, Deformation (mechanics), Focal mechanism, Coal mining, business.industry, business, Rock burst, Seismology, Natural hazard, Magnitude (mathematics)
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EC| EPOS IP
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EPOS IP
EPOS Implementation Phase
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 676564
  • Funding stream: H2020 | RIA
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