Mining causing earthquakes

The continuous digging of the earth is causing the earth to be unstable.

Why is there no responsibility for those who mine in keeping the underground stable after mining?

I know that some will argue that it is not true that Mining is causing the Earthquakes.

Why are we upsetting mother earth. All in the name of profit.

Majaji is an Amateur Political Analyst.
Thermophage 2014-08-06 08:35:52 AM
"Majaji is an Amateur Political Analyst"...Then Majaji should stick to politics as he clearly does not realise the complete picture here...
DrGonzoSA 2014-08-06 08:36:20 AM
Plate tectonics is making the world unstable
Wehr Wulf 2014-08-06 08:36:27 AM
Oh dear, what an ignorant claim. The earthquake of yesterday for instance happened 5kms below the surface (I stand to be corrected) far below where any mine has never gone. Our mining holes (and not all mining is of the shaft type) is so small to affect a planet. Other earthquakes happen far deeper and occur where there is no mining activity whatsoever. Like in the sea. Please man, don't use your limited intellect to try and conjure simple 'explanations' for complex natural events. Makes you look dumber than usual.
Jimminy Cricket 2014-08-06 08:37:13 AM
I happen to agree with you, Majaji
DrGonzoSA 2014-08-06 08:39:33 AM
And try spending a day without anything made of metal, then report back
Kallie Karnallie 2014-08-06 08:43:21 AM
Troll alert!
Arie Vd Plaats933 2014-08-06 08:49:42 AM
Yes, just like when the mouse and the elephant crossed a rickety bridge said "Mr Elephant, together we did rock the bridge, did we not?" Get real man, and start realizing that man and his doings are puny to the extreme when matched against mother nature.
Enzo Ball 2014-08-06 08:51:30 AM
What a silly article. A harmless tremor once ever 10 years is a small price to pay compared to the wealth that is created by the mining industry. And let me guess, should mining be stopped and the communities above ground go bust, you will be the first to write another silly article blaming something/someone for that.
Reality 2014-08-06 08:53:23 AM
> Majaji is an Amateur Political Analyst. With the emphasis on Amateur.
Chase Cameron 2014-08-06 09:11:46 AM
It was Winnie Mandela's fault, she has upset the Mandela forefathers and they want to stomp her out.