Journal : Acta Geophysica
Article : Mining Induced Seismic Event on an Inactive Fault

Authors :
Karakostas, V.
Geophysics Department, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece, vkarak@geo.auth.gr,
Papadimitriou, E.
Geophysics Department, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece, ritsa@geo.auth.gr,
Mesimeri, M.
Geophysics Department, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece, mmesimer@geo.auth.gr,
Paradisopoulou, P.
Geophysics Department, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece, ppara@geo.auth.gr,
Gkarlaouni, Ch.
Geophysics Department, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece, hagarl@geo.auth.gr,
Trojanowski, J.
Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warszawa, Poland, jtroj@igf.edu.pl,
Plesiewicz, B.
Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warszawa, Poland,
Wiszniowski, J.
Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warszawa, Poland,
Danek, T.
Department of Earth Sciences, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, Canad,
Slawinski, M. A.
Department of Geoinformatics and Applied Computer Science, AGH – University of Science and Technology, Kraków, Poland,
Baddari, K.
Laboratory of Physics of the Earth UMBB, Boumerdes, Algeria / University of Bouira, Bouira, Algeria / Laboratory LIMOSE UMBB, Boumerdes, Algeria,
Frolov, A. D.
Geophysical Division NCG, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia,
Tourtchine, V.
Laboratory LIMOSE UMBB, Boumerdes, Algeria,
Rahmoune, F.
Laboratory LIMOSE UMBB, Boumerdes, Algeria,
Makdeche, S.
Laboratory LIMOSE UMBB, Boumerdes, Algeria,
Semenov, V. Yu.
Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warszawa, Poland, sem@igf.edu.pl,
Giorgi, L.
IBAM – National Council of Research, Lecce, Italy,
Leucci, G.
IBAM – National Council of Research, Lecce, Italy,
Narayan, J. P.
Department of Earthquake Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, India,
Arafat, M. Y.
Department of Earthquake Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, India,
Kamal
Department of Earthquake Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, India,
Lizurek, G.
Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warszawa, Poland, lizurek@igf.edu.pl,
Rudziński, Ł.
Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warszawa, Poland,
Plesiewicz, B.
Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warszawa, Poland,
Abstract : On 19 March 2013, a tremor shook the surface of Polkowice town where the Rudna Mine is located. This event, of ML = 4.2, was the third most powerful seismic event recorded in the Legnica Głogów Copper District (LGCD). Inhabitants of the area reported that the felt tremor was bigger and lasted longer than any other ones felt in the last couple of years. Analysis of spectral parameters of the records from in-mine seismic system and surface LUMINEOS network along with broadband station KSP record were carried out. The location of the event was close to the Rudna Główna Fault zone; the nodal planes orientations determined with two different approaches were almost parallel to the strike of the fault. The mechanism solutions were also obtained as Full Moment Tensor from P-wave amplitude pulses of underground records and waveform inversion of surface network seismograms. The results from the seismic analysis along with macroseismic survey and observed effects from the destroyed part of the mining panel indicate that the mechanism of the event was complex rupture initiated as thrust faulting on an inactive tectonic normal fault zone. The results confirm that the fault zones are the areas of higher risk, even in case of carefully taken mining operations

Keywords : focal mechanism, full moment tensor, mining-induced seismicity,
Publishing house : Instytut Geofizyki PAN
Publication date : 2015
Number : Vol. 63, no. 1
Page : 176 – 200

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