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By Renata Dmowska

ISBN-10: 0123742315

ISBN-13: 9780123742315

A transparent exposition of the iteration T waves via earthquakes, the strain accumulation version, and seismic ray tracing and wavefront monitoring in laterally heterogeneous media.

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5, in order to be compared with those of Dziak (2001). Additional differences between the two studies may reflect the variation in frequency band resulting from the difference in instrumentation. Park et al. , Kanamori and Stewart, 1976). , the very large equivalent angular orders in the spherical Earth, on the order of l = 104 to 105 for the modes on Fig. 10) preclude the use of asymptotic expansions valid for shallow sources or in the limit of the seismic near field; note in particular that the scatterers are bound to range several, if not many, wavelengths away from the epicenter.

We recall that THE GENERATION OF T WAVES BY EARTHQUAKES 39 Kanamori (1972) defined “tsunami earthquakes” as those events whose tsunamis are much larger than expected from their conventional magnitudes, typical examples being the 1896 Sanriku, 1946 Aleutian, 1975 Kuriles and more recently, 1992 Nicaraguan earthquakes. , 1997; Polet and Kanamori, 2000). The clear violation of source scaling laws by “tsunami earthquakes” is illustrated by their strong mb : Ms anomalies, recast in more quantitative terms by Newman and Okal (1998) as a deficiency of more than 1 logarithmic unit in the slowness parameter = log10 [E E /M0 ].

In addition, Ewing et al. (1950) were simply overlooking the extreme 40 OKAL F IG . 17. 6 × 1027 dyn cm; bottom frames). ), the two T wavetrains are plotted on the same scale. The strong deficiency of the Chimbote T waves is quantified by the difference in the parameters γ of the two events at each station. , 2003). THE GENERATION OF T WAVES BY EARTHQUAKES F IG . 17. Continued. 41 42 OKAL and fundamental difference in the frequencies characteristic of the two types of waves. Indeed, the most efficient tsunami generators, the so-called “tsunami earthquakes”, are essentially silent in the acoustic band, just as they often have minimum amplitudes at 1 Hz.

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