Subsidence Induced by Underground Extraction

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Abstract

Subsidence induced by underground extraction is a class of human-induced (anthropogenic) land subsidence that principally is caused by the withdrawal of subsurface fluids (groundwater, oil, and gas) or by the underground mining of coal and other minerals.

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Publication type Book chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Title Subsidence Induced by Underground Extraction
DOI 10.1007/978-1-4020-4399-4_336
Year Published 2016
Language English
Publisher Springer
Contributing office(s) Southwest Regional Director's Office
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Title Encyclopedia of Natural Hazards