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By Wolfgang A. Lenhardt, Christiane Pascher (auth.), Professor Dr. Peter Knoll, Dr. Georg Kowalle (eds.)

Induced seismic occasions are of excessive medical and fiscal importance. they're the results of human actions interacting with nearby and native tectonics, altering the neighborhood crustal pressure nation through mining, extraction of rock plenty, injection of fluids into the rock massif, and through altering the outside loading and pore strain kingdom close to huge reservoirs. inside Europe the examine of caused seismic occasions has an extended culture and overseas medical agencies have actively prompted the co-operation during this box. in the course of its normal meeting in September 1994, the ecu Seismological Society prepared the symposium "Induced Seismic Events". the focal point of this symposium used to be targeting brought about occasions in principal and jap Europe, in addition to within the former Soviet Union. the key contributions to the symposium, and likewise a few chinese language, Canadian, and South African effects are awarded the following. Case stories in addition to facts analyses and methodological reports are integrated. Seismologists and experts operating within the box of geohazard prevention will locate a lot info during this quantity that's pertinent to their work.

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At present, the largest number of rock bursts is recorded in mine roadways, which are substantially worse supported as compared to longwall workings. The analysis of the the rockburst which occurred shows that they are directly caused by the shocks localized in overlying roof strata. In the conditions of the Upper Silesian Coal Basin those are thick-beds (20-200 m) of rigid sandstones with compression strength up to 100 MPa. 1 Central Mining Institute, Plac Gwarkow 1,40-166 Katowice, Poland. 250 J.

The results point to similarity of studied fault pattern to river network. Faults within selected tectonic units make separate sets which have a distinct geometry and origin. 6 is an upper limit to the fracture geometry of rocks that can be explained on the basis of Griffith energy balance concept. Key words: Fractal dimension, faults, cool basin, Poland. 1. Structure of the Upper Silesian Coal Basin The Upper Silesian Coal Basin (hereafter called the USCB) is situated in southern Poland, partially in the Czech Republic (Fig.

1977; ULOMOV and BEZRODNY, 1977; LEVKOVICH and IDAIMACHYEV, 1977; KUZIN and KALININ, 1981). In some hydroelectric power stations an increase in seismicity was observed to be directly independent on the rise of water level in the reservoir (Fig. I). A. , 1990), in Dagestan (the Starogroznenskoye earthquake, 1971, Oktyabr'skoye, 1973) (SMIRNOVA, 1977). An increase in seismicity is normally accompanied by a change in the region's geodynamic regime. For instance, when the Kariba reservoir in Rhodesia was filled with water, the total bending of its bottom reached 12 cm, which was conrfimed by high-precision levelling.

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