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Rock Bumps, as Earthquake Model


The Development of a New Theory of Rock Bumps, as an Earthquake Model, and the Computation of their Dynamic Parameters

Tech Area / Field

  • OBS-NAT/Natural Resources and Earth Sciences/Other Basic Sciences

3 Approved without Funding

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Leading Institute
G. Tsulukidze Mining Institute, Georgia, Tbilisi


  • University of Alaska Fairbanks, USA, AK, Fairbanks\nEuropacific Corporate Finance Limited , UK, London\nUniversity of Tsukuba / Institute of Physics, Japan, Ibaraki\nUniversity of Cambridge / Cavendish Laboratory, UK, Cambridge

Project summary

The development of a new theory of rock bumps and the computation of their dynamic parameters based on the analysis from modern viewpoint of the properties of a mass of rock; of all types of rock bump display cases; the results of seismic and geodynamic researches in the conditions of Tkibuli-Shaori deposit represented by shock-resistant coal layers; the results stipulated by the project, theoretical, engineering and laboratory work. The comparative analysis of the basic provisions of the new theory of rock bumps and the existing theory of tectonic (crust) earthquakes with the purpose of substantiating the legitimacy of viewing rock bumps, as a reduced model of tectonic (crust) earthquakes; proposals on the perspectives to continue researches connected with the questions of developing reliable methods of forecasting rock bumps and tectonic (crust) earthquakes.

The project fully complies with the purposes of ISTC as it will be performed with the participation of a group of scientists, formerly connected with the development of arms. The project will enable them to re-orientate their abilities and skills to peace activity.


The International Science and Technology Center (ISTC) is an intergovernmental organization connecting scientists from Kazakhstan, Armenia, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Georgia with their peers and research organizations in the EU, Japan, Republic of Korea, Norway and the United States.


ISTC facilitates international science projects and assists the global scientific and business community to source and engage with CIS and Georgian institutes that develop or possess an excellence of scientific know-how.

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