Authors: Wesseloo, J


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Wesseloo, J 2019, 'Addressing some misconceptions regarding seismic hazard assessment in mines', in W Joughin (ed.), Deep Mining 2019: Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Deep and High Stress Mining, The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, Johannesburg, pp. 267-292,

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Seismic hazard assessment, in some form or another, has formed part of seismic risk management in seismically active hard rock mines for decades. Whilst recent advances have been made in seismic hazard assessment, some misconceptions with respect to seismic hazard assessment appear to be present in the industry. Where these misconceptions exist, they adversely affect the quality of seismic hazard assessment and risk management decision-making. This paper address some of these misconceptions the author has encountered in the mining industry.

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