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Effect of Underground Nuclear Explosions on Seismic Activity in Surrounding Regions

  • Oleg K. Kedrov
  • Grigory M. Steblov
Conference paper
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASEN, volume 4)

Abstract

Recently the questions have been discussed in many papers on possibility of inducing an earthquake, probably destructive, by underground nuclear explosion. Is it possible that UNE can influence seismicity of a region, located close or at a long distance from explosion epicenter? Answers to these questions may be of practical importance. Simultaneously, there exist presently different points of view on this questions.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Oleg K. Kedrov
    • 1
  • Grigory M. Steblov
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory of Explosion Seismology Joint Institute of Physics of the EarthRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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