Definition of rockburst in English:

rockburst

noun

Mining
  • A sudden, violent rupture or collapse of highly stressed rock in a mine.

    • ‘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.’

Pronunciation:

rockburst

/ˈräkbərst/