Accession Number:

AD0683879

Title:

SEISMIC ANALYSIS OF A NUCLEAR EXPLOSION: GASBUGGY, DECEMBER 10, 1967

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY ROCKVILLE MD SEISMOLOGY DIV

Report Date:

1968-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

83.0

Abstract:

A comparative study between GASBUGGY and GNOME data shows considerable differences in observed travel times, amplitudes, and in the excitation of surface waves. The Pn and P arrivals from GASBUGGY follow the Jeffreys-Bullen curve closely, whereas the arrival times for GNOME were early to the east and late to the west. Relatively higher amplitudes of phases associated with Pg and Lg were recorded to the east of GASBUGGY, whereas Pn and P and surface waves LR recorded higher amplitudes to the west of GASBUGGY. A refinement of the GASBUGGY location was attempted by adjusting the arrival times relative to the residuals observed from GNOME. The maximum epicentral error increased approximately 7 kilometers to the north and 22 kilometers to the west.

Subject Categories:

  • Seismology
  • Seismic Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE