Photo: Coal Mining Causing Earthquakes, Study Says



A worker toils underground at the Sima coal mine, near the city of Changzhi in China's Shanxi Province.

A new study has found that mining has caused at least a hundred earthquakes in recent years—including Australia's most damaging temblor, which devastated the town of Newcastle in 1989.

Photograph by Reinhard Krause/Reuters


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