Nuclear Explosions and Distant Earthquakes: A Search for Correlations

Science  10 Jul 1970:
Vol. 169, Issue 3941, pp. 176-177
DOI: 10.1126/science.169.3941.176


An apparent correlation between nuclear explosions and earthquakes has been reported for the events between September 1961 and September 1966. When data from the events between September 1966 and December 1968 are examined, this correlation disappears. No relationship between the size of the nuclear explosions and the number of distant earthquakes is apparent in the data.