Six Trapped Miners in Utah
The collapse sounds huge. The company says a earthquake was the cause.
University of Utah seismograph stations recorded seismic waves of 3.9 magnitude early Monday in the area of the mine, causing speculation that a minor earthquake had caused the cave-in. Scientists later realized the collapse at the mine had caused the disturbance.
"There is no evidence that the earthquake triggered the mine collapse," said Walter Arabasz, director of the seismography stations.
Murray disputed those findings, saying the epicenter was a mile from the trapped miners.
"The whole problem has been caused by an earthquake," Murray angrily insisted.(Robert E. Murray is chairman of Murray Energy Corp. of Cleveland, a part owner of the Crandall Canyon mine)(LINK)
I will say that if this collapse registered 3.9 that is huge. That is one heck of a lot of earth moving. The whys and who's are not what is important now. There are six miners missing. Sixteen hours have passed......