Accession Number:

AD0661976

Title:

A COMPARISON OF LONG SHOT AND EARTHQUAKES

Descriptive Note:

Research paper

Corporate Author:

ARCTIC INST OF NORTH AMERICA ARLINGTON VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1967-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

92.0

Abstract:

The seismic signal generated by the underground nuclear explosion, Long Shot, has been compared with seismic signals of earthquake origin and found to be similar on a regional scale. Negative Long Shot magnitude residuals are associated with areas of recent tectonic activity as are late arrivals, while positive Long Shot magnitude residuals and early arrivals have been found to be associated with tectonically stable regions. These trends are coincident with those indicated by data from other seismic events. The more detailed comparison of Long Shot and Earthquake magnitude residuals at Penticon and Fort St. James indicates that the Long Shot residuals also reflect the location of the source. At these stations earthquakes with distances and azimuths comparable to Long Shot exhibit magnitude residuals that are most similar to those of Long Shot. The magnitude residuals of the University of British Columbia exhibit the same dependence on source parameters although a direct comparison with Long Shot could not be made. An examination of earthquake travel time residuals at Penticton and Fort St. James also indicates the same dependence on source location.

Subject Categories:

  • Seismology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE