An Engineering Approach to Seismic Risk Management in Hardrock Mines

M. Hudyma, Yves Potvin

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The problem of mining-induced seismicity in hardrock mines has become significant as underground mines from around the world are pushing production to deeper levels. At many mines, the risk associated with large seismic events and rockburst damage must be managed to ensure the safety of mine workers and minimise production losses. In this paper, an engineering approach to seismic risk management is described. It relies on accepted risk management techniques, which principally include the identification and understanding of hazards from which risk mitigation measures can be developed. This is achieved using simple but effective analysis techniques of high resolution microseismic data.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)891-906
JournalJournal Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2010


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