Earthquakes Induced by Underground Nuclear Explosions

Environmental and Ecological Problems

  • Rodolfo Console
  • Alexei Nikolaev
Conference proceedings

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASEN, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Introduction

  3. Inducing of Earthquakes by Underground Nuclear Explosions and by Remote Earthquakes

    1. Paul G. Richards, Göran Ekström
      Pages 21-34
    2. Vitaly Adushkin, Alexander Spivak
      Pages 35-49
    3. Juryi A. Borisyuk, Alexander M. Novikov, Alexander V. Seryi
      Pages 51-74
    4. Alexei Nikolaev, Larry Ruff, Leonid Zimakov
      Pages 75-84
    5. Valery A. Anikolenko, Alexei V. Nikolaev
      Pages 123-131
  4. Induced Seismicity Related Problems

    1. Nikolai T. Tarasov, Nadejda V. Tarasova
      Pages 215-223
    2. O A Pokhotelov, M Parrot, E N Fedorov, V A Pilipenko, V V Surkov, V A Gladychev
      Pages 267-279
  5. Induced Seismicity Related Problems

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 453-454

About these proceedings


This volume presents different studies carried out on induced seismicity, both from experimental and theoretical viewpoints. Several examples of seismic activity induced by underground nuclear explosions, impoundment of artificial reservoirs, and mining activities are given and discussed. Another important subject which is covered is earthquakes induced by other large earthquakes. Further, tectonic stress release in the immediate vicinity of an underground nuclear explosion is treated. The release produces aftershocks of small magnitude, usually for several weeks, occurring a few kilometers within the shot point. This phenomenon is of importance in the context of monitoring a Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty.


Nuklearexplosionen Reservoir Seismologie aftershock earthquake earthquakes environment nuuclear explosions seismic seismology

Editors and affiliations

  • Rodolfo Console
    • 1
  • Alexei Nikolaev
    • 2
  1. 1.Istituto Nazionale di GeofisicaRomaItaly
  2. 2.Institute of Experimental Geophysics, RASMoscowRussia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-60185-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-57764-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-7141
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