Depth of Burial Experiment in Kazakstan

Depth of Burial Experiment, After 25-ton shot at 300 m depth on 08/31/97

Depth of Burial Experiment, 25-ton shot at 300 m depth on Aug 31, 1997.
25-ton explosion is conducted at a borehole in Balapan (former Soviet Nuclear Test Site).
This picture shows the scene after the explosion (photo curtesy of Shamil Tukhvatulin, NNC).

Waveform data at near-field (few km to 20 km) have been acquired by instrument
deployed by LANL/NNC team. While regional waveforms at distance ranges of 100 - 1000 km
have been acquired by LDEO/LLNL/NNC deployment. See waveform for regional data.

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Last Edited: Oct 09, 1997