maximum subsidence

maximum subsidence

[′mak·sə·məm səb′sīd·əns]
(geology)
The maximum amount of subsidence in a basin.
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Where these subsidences result over low extraction mines, the subsidence tends to be more sag-like, typically ranging in width from 500 to 1,000 feet and a maximum subsidence of one to four feet.
Because the ground moves inward toward the maximum subsidence area, interior ground compression strains and exterior crack-forming tensile strains develop.
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