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Forensic Seismology Provides Clues To Kursk Disaster

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January 23, 2001
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American Geophysical Union
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Seismologists have determined that explosions, not collision, indeed caused the sinking of the Russian submarine Kursk last year. Underwater explosions create distinctive seismic signals that were recorded up to 5,000 kilometers away.

WASHINGTON - The explosions that sank the Russian submarine Kursk on August 12, 2000, triggered shock waves that were recorded by a network of seismic stations in the Baltic region and beyond. Now, forensic seismologists have used these data to reconstruct the disaster. Writing in the January 23 issue of Eos, the weekly newspaper of the American Geophysical Union, Keith D. Koper and Terry C. Wallace of the University of Arizona and Steven R. Taylor and Hans E. Hartse of the Los Alamos National Laboratory report that, based on their analysis of seismograms, explosions, not impact, caused the Kursk to sink with the loss of all crew members.


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