Man-made vibrations, tremors and earthquakes

  • Kowalski W. C. 


Different kinds of man-made vibrations, tremors and earthquakes, the magnitudes of which may reach 6.4, are considered as compared with those natural ones. It is recommended to elaborate real economical calculations both for anti-seismic as well as normal constructions of the same high and big investment object, the exploitation of which have to persist longer period of time, with reference to location of the object and to tectonical seams of the great orogens as well as of smaller tectonic blocks, which are interconnected in the Earth’s crust.


Drill Hole Rock Strength Surficial Zone Investment Object Seismic Disturbance 

Vibrations, chocs et tremblements de terre induits par l’activité humaine


L’auteur compare différents types de vibrations, chocs ou tremblements de terre induits par l’activité humaine, et dont les magnitudes peuvent atteindre 6,4 avec leurs équivalents d’origine naturelle. Il est recommandé pour ces phénomènes induits de prévoir des calculs économiques concrets, aussi bien pour les constructions anti-sismiques que pour les constructions ordinaires en tenant compte de leur implantation, des axes tectoniques des grands orogènes aussi bien que des ensembles tectoniques plus réduits.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kowalski W. C. 
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  1. 1.Instytut Hydrogeologii i Geologii Inzynierskiej Uniwersytetu WarszawskiegoWarszawaPoland

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