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Seismic activity and faulting associated with a large underground nuclear explosion

January 1, 1969

The 1.1-megaton nuclear test Benham caused movement on previously mapped faults and was followed by a sequence of small earthquakes. These effects were confined to a zone extending not more than 13 kilometers from ground zero; they are apparently related to the release of natural tectonic strain.

Citation Information

Publication Year 1969
Title Seismic activity and faulting associated with a large underground nuclear explosion
DOI
Authors R.M. Hamilton, F. A. McKeown, J. H. Healy
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Science
Series Number
Index ID 70010499
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization