Strong injuring mining earthquake near Rudna, Poland - 15 injured - January 29, 2019

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Update day +2 - 09:50 UTC: The Polish Prime Minister came especially to the KGHM mine in Rudna to congratulate the Rescue Team who did an outstanding job on Tuesday and Wednesday

Update day +1 - 09:50 UTC:  1  miner is still being sought for. 15 were injured (1 has serious injuries) 

Update 15:48 UTC:  New situation : 8 miners still missing and 10 injured

Update 15:23 UTC:  Investigators have concluded that the landslide could not be linked to the earthquake

Update 15:17 UTC:  New situation : 14 miners missing and 7 injured :((

Update 15:01 UTC:  BAD NEWS - 7 miners are still missing 🙁

Update 14:50 UTC:  3 miners have been injured in the shafts of the KGHM mine. We feel relieved with this news. Mining incidents are always very scary. 

Update 13:50 UTC:  Rescue teams have been send in the KGHM shafts to check wether all miners are OK. So far no messages if that is indeed the case.

Update 13:47 UTC:  A 53-yo person has been found dead due to a 100 meter large landslide near Tschernitz. Specialists are investigating what the cause of the landslide was. At this moment it is still not sure that the landslide was triggered by the earthquake. 

Update 12:39 UTC:  Shaking map with possible related damage from the natural disaster specialists at CATnews (Risklayer - CEDIM), Karlsruhe, Germany. Map generated by Andreas Schäfer.

Update 12:29 UTC:  The Rudna copper mine region is famous for its many earthquakes, most of them with only slight damage, damage repaired by the mining company, but today's one is at the higher Magnitude level. Hopefully miners are all OK. The Rudna mine had some deadly incidents due to the collapse of the large mining shafts. 

Update 12:26 UTC:  This earthquake is one of the stronger earthquakes in the mining district (copper).

Update 12:26 UTC:  Based on the present earthquake parameters (Magnitude, Depth, Population, etc) and our experience with earthquake damage impact, calls this earthquake dangerous as there might be injuries and some damage

Most important Earthquake Data:

Magnitude : 4.6

Local Time (conversion only below land) : Unknown

GMT/UTC Time : 2019-01-29 12:53:45

Depth (Hypocenter) : 1 km

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
USGS Grebocice, Poland Jan 29 12:53 4.1 10 MAP
EMSC Poland Jan 29 12:53 4.9 2 MAP
GEOFON Poland Jan 29 12:53 4.6 1 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Lubin - trwał ok. 5 sekund huśtało blokiem epicentrum gdzieś w kopalni 20km ode mnie
  • Lubin - Strong shock in one of the copper mines belonging to KGHM consortium
  • Polkowice - Strong shaking
  • Wrocław - Dziś godz. 13:53 we Wrocławiu !!!
  • Wroclaw - Weak shaking
  • Lubin - Light shaking
  • olszyna - Kilka sekund, jakby zaburzenie błędnika w głowie, drżenie i lekkie przesuwanie na boki długopisu na biurku

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    Generally noticed indoors but not outside. Light sleepers may be awakened. Vibration may be likened to the passing of heavy traffic, or to the jolt of a heavy object falling or striking the building.
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    MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
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    Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
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    Small unstable objects are displaced or upset. Some glassware and crockery may be broken. Hanging pictures knock against the wall. Open doors may swing. Cupboard doors secured by magnetic catches may open. Pendulum clocks stop, start, or change rate.
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    Some large display windows cracked. A few earthenware toilet fixtures cracked.
    MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?
    People Felt by all. People and animals alarmed. Many run outside. Difficulty experienced in walking steadily.
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    Objects fall from shelves. Pictures fall from walls. Some furniture moved on smooth floors, some unsecured free-standing fireplaces moved. Glassware and crockery broken. Very unstable furniture overturned. Small church and school bells ring. Appliances move on bench or table tops. Filing cabinets or "easy glide" drawers may open (or shut).
    Structures :
    Slight damage to buildings with low standard. Some stucco or cement plaster falls. Large display windows broken. Damage to a few weak domestic chimneys, some may fall.
    Environment :
    Trees and bushes shake, or are heard to rustle. Loose material may be dislodged from sloping ground, e.g. existing slides, talus slopes, shingle slides.
    MMI VII (Very strong shaking) ?
    General alarm. Difficulty experienced in standing. Noticed by motorcar drivers who may stop.
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    Large bells ring. Furniture moves on smooth floors, may move on carpeted floors. Substantial damage to fragile contents of buildings.
    Structures :
    Unreinforced stone and brick walls cracked. Low standard buildings cracked with some minor masonry falls. A few instances of damage to buildings of ordinary workmanship. Unbraced parapets, unbraced brick gables, and architectural ornaments fall. Roofing tiles, especially ridge tiles may be dislodged. Many unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, often falling from roof-line. Water tanks Type I burst. A few instances of damage to brick veneers and plaster or cement-based linings. Unrestrained water cylinders (hot-water cylinders) may move and leak. Some common windows cracked. Suspended ceilings damaged.
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    Water made turbid by stirred up mud. Small slides such as falls of sand and gravel banks, and small rock-falls from steep slopes and cuttings. Instances of settlement of unconsolidated or wet, or weak soils. Some fine cracks appear in sloping ground. A few instances of liquefaction (i.e. small water and sand ejections).
    MMI VIII (Severe shaking) ?
    People Alarm may approach panic. Steering of motorcars greatly affected. Structures : Low standard buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. ordinary workmanship buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged in some cases. A few instances of damage to buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes. Monuments and pre-1976 elevated tanks and factory stacks twisted or brought down. Some pre-1965 infill masonry panels damaged. A few post-1980 brick veneers damaged. Decayed timber piles of houses damaged. Houses not secured to foundations may move. Most unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, some below roof-line, many brought down. Environment : Cracks appear on steep slopes and in wet ground. Small to moderate slides in roadside cuttings and unsupported excavations. Small water and sand ejections and localized lateral spreading adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
    MMI IX (Violent shaking) ?
    Structures Many low standard buildings destroyed. Ordinary workmanship buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes damaged in some cases, some with flexible frames seriously damaged. Damage or permanent distortion to some buildings and bridges, designed and built to normal use standards. Houses not secured to foundations shifted off. Brick veneers fall and expose frames. Environment : Cracking of ground conspicuous. Landsliding general on steep slopes. Liquefaction effects intensified and more widespread, with large lateral spreading and flow sliding adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
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