Mining Contract: Analysis of Mine Seismicity and Geotechnical Modeling for Improved Safety in Underground Coal Mines
Coal bursts, which are a subset of mining-induced seismicity (MIS), clearly present a hazard and result from unusually deep mines, strong roof and floor rock, and topography characterized by steep escarpments and deeply incised canyons. This research advances the science of interpreting the cause of mining-induced seismicity and investigates opportunities for improving safety in Utah’s burst-prone coal mines, which are moving to greater depths and more hostile geologic conditions.
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