Geometry of Seismic Moment Tensor Representations for Underground Nuclear Explosions

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


Tectonic strain release is one of the most important secondary sources associated with underground nuclear explosions. Various studies have been carried out on the properties of this secondary source (e.g., Wallace et al., 1983, 1985; Cohee and Lay, 1988; Ekstroem and Richards, 1994). In such studies the moment tensor approach (e.g., Stump and Johnson, 1981, 1984; Stump, 1987; Johnson, 1988; Patton, 1988; Vasco, 1989, 1990) is of special interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zhongliang Wu
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  1. 1.Institute of Geophysics State Seismological BureauBeijingChina

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