Saturday, September 22, 2012

M3.9 Mining earthquake in Canada

M3.9.  At first it looks like it's in the middle of nowhere.

But then, zoom in.

You can see mine workings.  This is large for a rockburst.  I wonder what sort of mess it left.  Hope nobody was killed.

Update:  I may be full of compost!  This is a horrible clear cut and not mining.  Thus, we have a legit earthquake in the middle of nowhere.


TAZ3473 said...

I think you were right the first time around (it happened in the middle of nowhere). The area around the quake appears to be a forest cutover as opposed to a mining operation. The road system would appear to support this as well.

Harold Asmis said...

Oh, my bad!

Those darn high stresses are everywhere! :)