Cadia workers return hours after earthquake

Cadia workers return hours after earthquake

By Jay-Anna Mobbs

 

Underground personnel at Cadia mine have resumed work hours after an earthquake to place on the weekend.

A 3.5 magnitude earthquake hit south-west of the mine at approximately 2:33am Sunday morning.

The tremor lasted seconds, reaching a total depth of 10 kilometres.

An estimate by Geoscience Australia suggests people 38 kilometres away could have felt the earthquake.

Underground operations were closed for more than 10 hours until being deemed clear to re-enter.

Cadia Valley Operations general manager Peter Sharpe, said no injuries were sustained, and there appears to be no damage to mine infrastructure.

“In accordance with procedures, all personnel were evacuated safely from the underground operations for precautionary purposes,” Mr Sharpe said.

This is the second earthquake to hit Cadia mine after a 4.3 magnitude quake hit on Good Friday, 4 kilometres west of the mine.

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