How does mining causes landslides

2014/05/02· The use of explosives underground are like mini-earthquak This can cause a landslide Also historic mining leaves gaps of 6-8ft A shift in soil can cause a ground level drop of the same ....

Energy accidents

Coal mining is the most dangerous occupation in China, the death rate for every 100 tons of coal mined is 100 times that of the death rate in the US and 30 times that achieved in South Africa Moreover, 600,000 Chinese coal miners, as of 2004, were suffering from Coalworker's pneumoconiosis (known as "black lung") a disease of the lungs caused by long-continued inhalation of coal ,...

Environmental impact of the coal industry

The environmental impact of the coal industry includes issues such as land use, waste management, water and air pollution, caused by the coal mining, processing and the use of its products In addition to atmospheric pollution, coal burning produces hundreds of millions of tons of solid waste products annually, including fly ash,[1] bottom ash ....

Are earthquakes caused due to mining activities?

Mining activities do induce seismic events but it is known as rockburst in metal mines and bump in coal min It is similar in nature to earthquake except for the fact that it is very small (magnitude -2 to +3) It is felt over smaller area...

What causes fires after earthquakes?

2019/07/08· The fourth big danger of the earthquake is fire These fires can be triggered by * gas pipes and, * damaged power lines or, * upside down wood or, * coal stov They can be a serious problem, especially if the water pipes...

Daily Mail Online

2014/04/27· Is coal-mining to blame for the 100 earthquakes felt by a quiet Nottinghamshire village since Christmas? 93 quakes, measuring up to 20 on Richter scale, have hit New Ollerton They began a month ....

Seismologists Study Mining

2005/03/11· One of the researchers' conclusions is that mining within the Cottonwood tract might cause a maximum earthquake of magnitude 39 In 2000, a magnitude 42 mining-induced earthquake at the Willow ....

Induced seismicity

Induced seismicity can cause damage to infrastructure and can also lead to brine and CO2 leakag It is easier to predict and mitigate seismicity caused by explosions Common mitigation strategies include constraining the amount of dynamite used in one single explosion and the locations of the explosions...