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dc.contributor.author Kgarume, Thabang E
dc.contributor.author Spottiswoode, SM
dc.contributor.author Durrheim, RJ
dc.date.accessioned 2010-12-10T09:11:41Z
dc.date.available 2010-12-10T09:11:41Z
dc.date.issued 2010-02
dc.identifier.citation Kgarume, TE, Spottiswoode, SM and Durrheim, RJ. 2010. Statistical properties of mine tremor aftershocks. Pure and Applied Geophysics, Vol. 167(1/2), pp 107-117 en
dc.identifier.issn 0033-4553
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10204/4648
dc.description Copyright: 2010 Springer. This is the post print version of the work. The definitive version is published in Pure and Applied Geophysics, Vol. 167(1/2), pp 107-117 en
dc.description.abstract Mine tremors and their aftershocks pose a risk to mine workers in the deep gold mines of South Africa. The statistical properties of mine-tremor aftershocks were investigated as part of an endeavour to assess the hazard and manage the risk. Data from two gold mines in the Carletonville mining district were used in the analysis. Main shocks were aligned in space and time and the aftershock sequences stacked and analysed. The aftershocks were found to satisfy Gutenberg–Richter scaling, with a b value close to 1. Aftershock activity diminished with time in accordance with the modified Omori law, with p values close to 1. However, the relationship between the main shock and its biggest aftershock violated Ba°ths law, with DML & 1.9 for main shocks with ML\3 and increasing for main shocks with ML[3. The aftershock density was found to fall-off with distance as r-1.3, suggesting triggering by dynamic stress en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Springer en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal Article en
dc.subject Mine seismic events en
dc.subject Aftershock event rate en
dc.subject Aftershock density decay en
dc.subject Omori’s law en
dc.subject Geophysics en
dc.title Statistical properties of mine tremor aftershocks en
dc.type Article en


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