27.01.11.V Wednesday, January 26, Israeli scientists from the Institute of Geophysics has been made the most powerful explosion in the last 17 years. At a military training ground near Eilat were detonated 102 tons of explosives. This explosion caused fluctuations, estimated at 2.7 on the Richter scale.
Tremors were felt not only the residents of the Negev, the low-frequency sound waves were recorded and measured in several European countries, at a distance of 2,000 km from Israel.
As the second channel ITV, the experiment was performed to calibrate the seismic instruments. In addition, according to the military, yesterday's explosion will help scientists improve the system of monitoring of explosions carried out in other countries.
Note that in the present international system is created to monitor the implementation of the treaty banning nuclear tests. In this system, except for infrasound, hydroacoustic and radionuclide will be used seismological monitoring.
Second channel ITV commentators point out that yesterday's experiment did not affect the willingness of Israel to earthquakes, but only help to more accurately determine the effect of aftershocks.