Or even further -
Does mining activity cause earthquakes?
No, the minerals we mine are generally caused by earthquakes in the first place, hence the areas are prone to seismic events. It's the other way around; we have mining because of earthquakes. Minerals that us humans like to dig out of the ground and use for our own benefit are along faults, they are there because when an earthquake occurs there is generally a flow of water or liquid that interacts with the rocks and over many millions of years forms minerals.
So it's not unusual that you will find earthquakes near mines because mines are near faults and interestingly enough, so are people." People like to settle near water, which tends to flow down fault lines and as a result many cities across the world sit on soft or sedimentary rock which shakes like jelly when an earthquake hits.