Seismic Recordings of the Carlsbad, New Mexico, Pipeline Explosion of 19 August 2000

  title={Seismic Recordings of the Carlsbad, New Mexico, Pipeline Explosion of 19 August 2000},
  author={Keith D. Koper and Terry C. Wallace and Richard C. Aster},
  journal={Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America},
On 19 August 2000 two seismometer networks in southeastern New Mexico recorded signals from a natural gas pipeline explosion. Analysis of the particle motion, arrival times, and durations of the seismic signals indicates that three impulsive events occurred with origin times of 11:26:18.8 ± 1.9, 11:26:43.6 ± 2.1, and 11:27:01.7 ± 2.0 (UCT). The first event was caused by the explosive blowout of the buried, high-pressure pipeline, and the second event was caused by the ignition of the vented… 

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