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    ON OCT 23, THE SEISMOLOGICAL INSTITUTE AT UPPSALA, SWEDEN, RECORDED THE TREMOR WAVES A HEAVY EXPLOSION WHICH WAS TRACED TO THE REGION OF NOVAYA ZEMLYA IN THE SOVIET UNION.

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    GV.SEISMOLOGICAL INSTITUTION OF UPPSALA.
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    CU.NAME 'SEISMOLOGICAL INSTITUTION'.
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    CU.OF RECORDING MACHINE.
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    CU.PAN.. DITTO.
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    CU.PAN..SHOWING THE SEISMOGRAPH PAN ALONG SHOWING THE REGISTRATION ON GRAPH OF THE 30-MEGATON SOME.
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    Background: ON OCT 23, THE SEISMOLOGICAL INSTITUTE AT UPPSALA, SWEDEN, RECORDED THE TREMOR WAVES A HEAVY EXPLOSION WHICH WAS TRACED TO THE REGION OF NOVAYA ZEMLYA IN THE SOVIET UNION. IT WAS LATER ESTABLISHED THAT THE TREMORS WERE EQUIVALENT TO THOSE CAUSED BY THE EXPLOSION OF A 30-MEGATON BOMB - THE FORCE OF 30 MILLION TONS OF TNT, THE HIGHLY EXPLOSIVE TRINITROTOLUENE.

    ON OCT 30 - A WEEK LATER - THE SAME INSTITUTE WAS THE FIRST TO RECORD ANOTHER BLAST IN RUSSIA, DESCRIBED AS THE BIGGEST TO DATE AND PROBABLY CAUSED BY THE 50-MEGATON BOMB WHOSE ENVISAGED EXPLOSION WAS ANNOUNCED BY MR. KHRUSHCHEV AT THE MOSCOW PARTY CONGRESS. THE EXPLOSION WAS ALSO RECORDED AT KEW, IN BRITAIN, AND BY THE UNITED STATES ATOMIC ENERGY AUTHORITY WHO HAVE NOT YET GIVEN ANY DETAILS ON THE FORCE OF THE BLAST.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA28RAWQJGZOVYYI7J2DFQP8J6B
    Media URN:
    VLVA28RAWQJGZOVYYI7J2DFQP8J6B
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/10/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:39:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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