Wednesday, January 10, 2007


Experts doubt Newcastle quake report

`Australian geoscientists and mining experts have labelled a US report linking the 1989 Newcastle earthquake to coal mining in the area as “far fetched”.

The study by Dr Christian Klose from Columbia University in New York claimed 200 years of coal mining under Newcastle triggered the earthquake, which killed 13 people and injured 160. [..]

Geoscientist Professor Stephen Cox from the Department of Earth & Marine Sciences at the Australian National University, said Dr Klose had drawn a “very long bow” in linking the earthquake with coal mining in the area.’

Follow up to: Coal Mining Causing Earthquakes, Study Says.

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