Accession Number:

AD0842559

Title:

Body Wave Magnitude and Source Mechanism

Descriptive Note:

Seismic data laboratory rept.

Corporate Author:

TELEDYNE INDUSTRIES INC ALEXANDRIA VA EARTH SCIENCES DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

73.0

Abstract:

A new method is proposed for improving the body-wave magnitude determination by using the observed values of the body-wave magnitude m sub b together with the first motion directions, to obtain by least squares analysis the best double couple source parameters the resulting radiation pattern is then integrated spatially to provide a corrected estimate of the magnitude. Results for a number of events previously studied by other investigators are presented. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Seismology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE