Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Blasts Sank Russian Sub, Group Finds.(New Mexico)

Byline: John Fleck Journal Staff Writer

LANL Seismologist Records 2 Explosions

A pair of explosions, rather than a collision, sank the Russian nuclear submarine Kursk in August, according to research by a team of New Mexico and Arizona scientists.

The scientists used seismic data to analyze the earthquake-like waves that shuddered through the Earth as the Kursk went down.

The wave patterns left the fingerprint of two blasts, one of them massive, said Los Alamos National Laboratory seismologist Steven Taylor.

The tragedy of the Kursk is recorded in squiggly lines on Taylor's seismograms a small first explosion, then, 135 seconds later, a devastating blast. …

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