Discussion of "Geomechanical modeling of the nucleation process of Australia's 1989 M5.6 Newcastle earthquake" by C.D. Klose [Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 256 (2007) 547-553]

C. D. Quinn*, R. A. Glen, C. F K Diessel

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    Abstract

    On the basis of a numerical simulation, Klose [Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 256: 547-553 (2007)] proposed that the MW = 5.2-5.6 earthquake that nucleated beneath Newcastle (New South Wales, Australia) at 10.30 AM December 28, 1989 (AEST), was the result of 200yr of coal mining in the region. We argue here that Klose's [Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 256: 547-553 (2007)] ultimate conclusion is not supported by his own model or by available geological and seismic data. In particular, the 1989 Newcastle earthquake was not anomalous with respect to regional seismic activity. Crown

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)296-302
    Number of pages7
    JournalEarth and Planetary Science Letters
    Volume269
    Issue number1-2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 15 May 2008

    Keywords

    • 1989 Newcastle earthquake
    • Australia
    • coal mining
    • Hunter
    • mining-induced seismicity
    • Sydney Basin

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