Journal of Mining Science

, Volume 54, Issue 4, pp 550–555 | Cite as

Seismic Event in the Komsomolskaya Mine on the 25th of January, 2018

  • N. N. NoskovaEmail author
  • V. E. AsmingEmail author
  • A. V. FedorovEmail author


On the 25th of January, 2018 within the limits of the Vorkuta urban district, the regional seismic stations recorded an event classified as a rock burst. The records of 17 stations at the epicentral distances from 260 to 1645 km were collected and analyzed. The epicenter was localized in the Komsomolskaya Mine field of the Vorkuta coal deposit. Parameters of this event hypocenter were calculated by the data of the mine seismic monitoring network GITS, Vorkutaugol, which greatly improved reliability of determination of the hypocenter as compare with processing results of he regional stations and offered a reference estimate of the localization. The 25th of January rock burst has one more time proved that the geodynamic control and safety enhancement in the important mining region in the Republic of Komi requires installation of seismic stations nearby mine fields in the Vorkuta district.


Rock burst induced seismicity geodynamic safety coal mine Vorkuta deposit 


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The authors are grateful to the colleagues from the Federal Research Center, Geophysical Survey of the RAS in Arkhangelsk and Perm for sharing seismic data.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Academician Yushkin Institute of Geology, Komi Science Center, Ural BranchRussian Academy of SciencesSyktyvkarRussia
  2. 2.Kola DivisionUnified Geophysical Service of the Russian Academy of SciencesApatityRussia

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