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Goldfields 3.5 magnitude earthquake causes BHP mine to lose contact with workers


Underground workers vanish in Western Australia nickel mine after 3.5 magnitude earthquake cuts all communication – before being found safe and sound

  • 3.5 magnitude earthquake cut all communication with underground workers
  • The earthquake hit BHP’s Nickel West Site, 10 hours from Perth, on Wednesday 
  • The miners are safe and accounted for, the company confirmed on Thursday

A 3.5 magnitude earthquake has caused mining giant BHP to lose contact with their underground workers after the seismic shock cut communication lines.

BHP’s Nickel West site, near Leinster in Western Australia’s Goldfields, was hit by a seismic event yesterday at 3.24pm.

The tremors from the earthquake caused a complete power outage at the nickel mine, around 10 hours south of



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