Induced Earthquake Bibliography

Nuclear Test Induced Earthquake References

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Ground Zero for Project Rulison  Photo by Jennie Lay
  1. James E. Ahlberg, Jack Fowler, Lyman W. Heller, "Analysis of Response of Rifle Gap Dam to Project Rulison Underground Nuclear Detonation," Earthquake Resistance of Earth and Rock-Fill Dams; Report 2, June 1972

  2. Bruce A. Bolt, "Explosions Nucleaires Souterraines et Tremblements de Terre," (trans: Underground Nuclear Tests and Earthquakes) 82 Recherche 834 (1977)

  3. Gary Boucher, Alan Ryall & Austin E. Jones, Earthquakes Associated with Underground Nuclear Explosions, 74 J. Geophys. Res. 3808 (1969)

  4. I.Y. Borg, Extent of Pervasive Fracturing around Underground Nuclear Explosions, 10 Int. J. Rock Mech. Min. Sci. 11 (1973)

  5. Dean S. Carder, Seismic Ground Effects from Nuclear Explosions, Engineering Geology Case Histories No. 8, 11, Geological Society of America (1970)

  6. Dean S. Carder & William K. Cloud, Ground Motions Generated by Underground Nuclear Explosions, 3 Proc. 2nd World Conf. Earthquake Engin., 1609 Association for Science Documents Information, Tokyo (1960)

  7. Henri Ferrieux, Compressional Seismic Waves Recorded during Underground Nuclear Explosion tests in Hoggar, 2 Symp. on Eng. with Nuclear Explos. 1136 (1970)

  8. I.N. Gupta, W.W. Chan & R.A. Wagner, Comparison of Regional Phases from Underground Nuclear Explosions at East Kazakh and Nevada Test Sites, 82 Bull. Seismol. Soc. Am. 352 (1992)

  9. G.W. Johnson & G.H. Higgins, Engineering Applications of Nuclear Explosions--Project Plowshare, 15 International Conf. Peaceful Uses Atomic Energy 356 (1965)

  10. Carl Kisslinger, A Review of Theories of Mechanisms of Induced Seismicity, 10 Engineering Geology 85 (1976)

  11. Oscar C. Kolar & Norman L. Provost, Earthquake Simulation by Nuclear Explosions, 253 Nature 242 (1975)

  12. Harold L. Krivoy & Connally E. Mears, Seismic Events Originating at the Atomic Energy Commission's Nevada Test Site, USGS Prof. Paper B117 (1969)

  13. Robert D. Lynch, Response Spectra for Pahute Mesa Nuclear Tests, 59 Bulle. Seismol. Soc. Am. 2295 (1969)

  14. Richard Navarro, Kenneth W. King, Stanley R. Brockman & Geraldine M. Wuollet, Rio Blanco Seismic Effects, U.S. Geol.Survey Open-File Report (1974)

  15. Nuclear Weapons Test Film: 0800036 - Project Rulison - 7:28 - Color - 1969
    (Another source for the same clip)
    (Shorter clip on Youtube)

  16. Frank Osterwald, C. Richard Dunrud, John Benneti, Jr & John O. Maberry, Instrumentation Studies of Earth Tremors Related to Geology and Mining at the Somerset Coal Mine, Colorado, U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 762 (1972)

  17. Davis S. Robertson, Nuclear Tests and Earthquakes, 228 Nature 693 (1970)

  18. A.M. Rogers, R.D. Borcherdy, P.A. Covington and D. M. Perkins, A Comparative Ground Response Study near Los Angeles using recordings of Nevada nuclear tests and the 1971 San Fernando Earthquake, 74 Bulletin Seismol. Soc. am. 1925 (1984).

  19. H. Sagdiev & E. Juhasova, Seismic Effect of Underground Explosions, Earthquake Engineering: Proc. 16th Regional European Seminar on Earthquake Engineering, Emilia Juhasova, ed; A A , Rotterdam, 271 (1992)

  20. ROGER E. SCHOLL & IRAJ FARHOOMAND, "Statistical correlation of observed ground motion with low-rise building damage," 63 Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, no. 5; p. 1515-1537 (Oct. 1973)

  21. Davis Von Seggern & Robert Blandford, Source Time Functions and Spectra for Underground Nuclear Explosions, J. Geophys. 83 (1973)

  22. Seismology and the Arms Race, 41:3/4 ResearchNews 5 (1990)

  23. Stewart W. Smith, Generation of Seismic Waves by Underground Explosions and the Collapse of Cavities, 68 J. Geophys. Res. 1477 (1963)

  24. "Tritium Transport at the Rulison Site, a Nuclear-Stimulated Low-Permeability Natural Gas Reservoir," DOE Publication No. 45224, September 2007

    Compiled by Darlene Cypser
    Last update: 3/9/2008