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localised lowering of the land surface. It occurs when underground voids or cavities collapse, or when soil or geological formations (including coal seams, sandstone and other sedimentary strata) compact due to reduction in moisture content and pressure within the ground.

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submitted bySally Tetreault-Campbell
accepted on 29 Aug 2016 06:05:16.517

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date accepted 29 Aug 2016 06:05:16.517
date submitted 29 Aug 2016 06:04:51.786
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description localised lowering of the land surface. It occurs when underground voids or cavities collapse, or when soil or geological formations (including coal seams, sandstone and other sedimentary strata) compact due to reduction in moisture content and pressure within the ground.
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description localised lowering of the land surface. It occurs when underground voids or cavities collapse, or when soil or geological formations (including coal seams, sandstone and other sedimentary strata) compact due to reduction in moisture content and pressure within the ground.
editorial note Approved July 2016
label subsidence
license au
note This term and definition is used in technical products in the Bioregional Assessment Programme, a collaboration between the Australian Government Department of the Environment, the Bureau of Meteorology, CSIRO and Geoscience Australia. For more information see http://www.bioregionalassessments.gov.au.
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rights © Commonwealth of Australia 2016. The definition for this term is re-used from Independent Expert Scientific Committee on Coal Seam Gas and Large Coal Mining Development (IESC). All content in this entry is provided under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia Licence.
source subsidence coal seam gas extraction
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