Monitoring Underground Explosions


Seismological means for detecting and identifying underground nuclear explosions have improved steadily during the past ten years. A technique exists for separating explosions from earthquakes. The problem now is lowering the threshold and understanding the occasional problematic event.

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DAVIES, D. Monitoring Underground Explosions. Nature 241, 19–24 (1973).

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