Routine United States Mining Seismicity

The catalog, "Routine Mining Seismicity in the United States", provides listings of routine explosions and planned roof collapses at mines and quarries in the United States. For the period May 1997 through March 2000 the catalog was called "Probable Mining Explosions in the United States".

Funds for the development of this catalog were provided by the Verification and Compliance Division of the United States Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, the Defense Threat Reduction Agency of the U.S. Department of Defense, and the U.S. Department of State.


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Maps of Routine Mining Seismicity, Conterminous United States, May 1997 - March 2000

More data on events listed in catalogs of "Routine Mining Seismicity in the United States"

Additional data are available by anonymous ftp ( Bulletins that contain phase arrival-times used to compute mine-event epicenters have the form "mchedrYYMMex.dat". A catalog of the routine mining seismicity in GSE2.0 format is given as "mineevents.gct". These additional data are typically made available within one and two months of the date of the event.

Mining-induced seismicity listed in the "Preliminary Determination of Epicenters" publications of the USGS/NEIC

Unusually large mining-induced events that are listed in regular earthquake catalogs of the USGS/NEIC are not listed in the catalogs of "Routine Mining Seismicity in the United States."

Mining-induced events in the earthquake catalogs of the USGS/NEIC

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