A sudden, violent rupture or collapse of highly stressed rock in a mine.
More example sentences
- 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.
More definitions of rockburstDefinition of rockburst in:
- The US English dictionary