pure and applied geophysics

, Volume 129, Issue 3–4, pp 609–617 | Cite as

Recognition of the zones of seismic hazard in Polish Coal mines by using a seismic method

  • Józef Dubiński
  • Janusz Dworak


In the Upper Silesian Coal Field the seismic hazard induced by mining operations in collieries is closely related to the rockburst hazard. A seismic method is used for premonitory recognition of the zones of seismic hazard. It takes advantage of the relationship between the velocity of propagation of seismic waves and the state of stress existing in the rock. It consists of the determination of the velocity field of artificially induced seismic waves in a studied fragment of the rock, and of locating the velocity anomaly. The position of the velocity anomaly zones and their intensity are the basis for estimating the seismic hazard in advance of mining works.

Key words

Seismic hazard rockburst hazard seismic wave velocity stress state Upper Silesian coal mines 


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© Birkhäuser Verlag 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Józef Dubiński
    • 1
  • Janusz Dworak
    • 1
  1. 1.Central Mining InstituteKatowicePoland

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