Ground truth coordinates, seismically estimated coordinates, and identification numbers of the UNTs and shafts at MURZHIK

We know ground truth coordinates for 17 Murzhik events, namely those up to Dec 1972, from Bocharov et. al. (1989).

We still not have ground truth coordinates for nine UNTs carried out after Dec 1972.

Therefore the Table which follows is divided into two parts. In part A we list events which occurred before 1973, with ground truth coordinates; and in part B we list events carried out after Dec 1972.
Seismically determined coordinates from Lilwall and Farthing (1990) or from Khalturin, Rautian, Richards (1994, 1999) are shown for UNTs carried out since Dec 1972.

The Murzhik subarea (other names are Konustyan, Konystan, or Sary-Uzen') of STS is located at about
49.92N - 50.00N and 77.60E - 77.82E
with total area approximately 9 km x 14 km = 130 sq. km.

In the list of Murzhik UNTs we follow other authors and include two crater UNTs (#291 and #295), carried out in 1968 at the Tel'-kem site, located about 60 km away from Murzhik.

Tel'-kem site coordinates are 49.72N and 78.47E.

At the Murzhik subarea (including Tel'-kem) a total of 26 UNTs in 29 shafts were carried out during 1965-1980.

Different columns of the table show:
the identification number of the UNT,
the date,
the latitude and longitude of the shaft,
and number (or other identifier) of the shaft.

Numbering of tests and shafts are from the official Russian publication [1997].

Ground truth coordinates for 17 UNTs (from # 242 to #369) are from Bocharov et al. (1989) (an English translation is available from Vergino, 1989).

Table 1. UNT identification numbers, date, shaft locations, and shaft number, for the Murzhik subarea of STS

A. Ground truth coordinates
Test# date lat. N long. E shaft# Notes
# 242 1965-Oct-14 49.99064 77.63572 1003
# 262 1966-Dec-18 49.92458 77.74722 101
# 272 1967-Sep-16 49.93719 77.72811 102
# 273 1967-Sep-22 49.95964 77.69106 105
# 278 1967-Nov-22 49.94194 77.68683 106
# 291 1968-Oct-21 49.72786 78.48628 2308 At Tel'-Kem
# 295 1968-Nov-12 2305 Test #295 was made for excavation at Tel'-kem. Three shafts were made very near each other, so Bocharov et al. (1989) pointed out only average coordinates of the central point
1968-Nov-12 49.71244 78.46133 2306
1968-Nov-12 2307
# 301 1969-May-31 49.95031 77.69422 108
# 314 1969-Dec-28 49.93733 77.71422 107
# 323 1970-Jul-21 49.95242 77.67289 104
# 328 1970-Nov-04 49.98922 77.76244 125
# 339 1971-Jun-06 49.97542 77.66028 110
# 340 1971-Jun-19 49.96903 77.64081 129
# 347 1971-Oct-09 49.97789 77.64144 111
# 348 1971-Oct-21 49.97381 77.59733 127
# 367 1972-Aug-26 49.98197 77.71661 132
# 369 1972-Sep-02 49.95942 77.64089 128


B. Seismically determined coordinates
Test# date lat. N long. E shaft# Notes
# 380 1973-Apr-19 49.984 77.614 131
# 412 1974-Nov-28 215 Location estimate is not available (mb=2.7)
# 413 1974-Dec-07 49.916 77.605 R-1
# 447 1976-Aug-04 49.870 77.700 133
# 458 1977-Mar-29 130 Location estimate is not available. Carried out simultaneously with UNTs at Degelen
# 481 1978-Mar-19 49.945 77.704 2691
# 515 1979-Feb-16 109 Test #515 was carried out in two shafts
49.974 77.668 2803
# 524 1979-Jul-18 49.919 77.812 2613
# 544 1980-Apr-04 50.000 77.823 126


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