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Summary of geologic effects of the Boxcar event, Nevada Test Site

Open-File Report 69-74

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Abstract

A high-yield underground nuclear explosion at the U20i site, formed a sink 1,000 feet in diameter above the explosion point. Fractures opened as far as 20,000 feet from the explosion and rock-falls occurred as far as 15 miles. Most fractures were coincidental with north-trending naturally occurring faults. Maximum displacement along a fault was 3 feet vertically with the downthrown side the same as that on the original fault.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Summary of geologic effects of the Boxcar event, Nevada Test Site
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
69-74
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1969
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey,
Description:
4 p. :maps ;29 cm.