Seismic Sleuthing: Investigating Enemy Attacks & Nuclear Tests

    A Baghdad seismometer picked up on Earth-shaking explosions in Iraq. Using the 2006 seismic record, Washington University seismologists distinguish wartime mortars, rockets, improvised explosive devices, helicopters and drones. Seismic sleuthing is already used to investigate nuclear testing. Find out how real-time seismology can be used to prevent loss of life and property in a combat zone or civilian terrorist attack.