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YB (1996-1997): Black Thunder Mine

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FDSN code YB (1996-1997) Network name Black Thunder Mine
Start year 1996 Operated by
End year 1997 Deployment region

Portable infrasound and seismic array deployed 200 km from the Black Thunder coal mine recorded signals. Seven, single‐fired explosions were detonated in the Black Thunder coal mine, six closely spaced (<100 m) and the seventh located ∼3 km away. The amount of explosive ranged from 2500 to 22,100 kg. The signal to noise ratios (SNR) at regional distance ranged from near the noise level to 2 orders of magnitude above the noise (<1–100 SNR).

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Digital Object Identifier (DOI) 10.7914/SN/YB_1996
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