Definition of rockburst in English:
A sudden, violent rupture or collapse of highly stressed rock in a mine.
- A severe rockburst shook the earth, almost like an earthquake, and buildings came tumbling down, as old-timers still recollect.
- Nine miners were freed after spending four days trapped underground following a powerful earth tremor and rockburst on Monday.
Definition of rockburst in:
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