On the Earthquake Triggering by the Earth’s Tide and Underground Nuclear Explosions

  • Vsevolod Nikolaev
Conference paper
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASEN, volume 4)


Clearly the fine structure of seismicity is affected by the Earth’s tide. There have been several attempts to study these effects, but as far as we know their results are rather contradictory and unstable both spatially and temporally. This study is oriented towards the regularities of seismicity’s fine structure associated with earth tides and underground nuclear explosions (UNEs).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vsevolod Nikolaev
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  1. 1.Joint Institute of Physics of the EarthMoscowRussia

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