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TitleRegional centroid moment tensor solutions for eastern Canadian earthquakes: 2015
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AuthorBent, A L
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Open File 8050, 2017, 26 pages, https://doi.org/10.4095/299816
Year2017
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Documentopen file
Lang.English
Mediaon-line; digital
RelatedThis publication is related to the following publications
File formatpdf
ProvinceNewfoundland and Labrador; Nova Scotia; Nunavut; Quebec; Eastern offshore region; Northern offshore region
NTS1; 2; 3; 10; 11; 12; 13; 14; 15; 16; 20; 21; 22; 23; 24; 25; 26; 27; 28A; 28B; 28C; 28D; 28E; 28F; 30M; 30N; 31; 32; 33; 34; 35; 36; 37; 38A; 38B; 38C; 38D; 38E; 38F
Lat/Long WENS -80.0000 -45.0000 75.0000 43.0000
Subjectsgeophysics; tectonics; earthquakes; earthquake studies; earthquake foci; seismographs; seismicity; seismic velocities; earthquake mechanisms; seismology; tectonic environments; seismic risk; earthquake risk; models; stress patterns; Recent; geological hazards; Phanerozoic; Cenozoic; Quaternary
Illustrationstables; location maps; graphs; focal mechanisms; spectra
ProgramCanadian Hazard Information Service, Canadian Hazard Information Service
Released2017 02 28
AbstractRegional centroid moment tensor solutions have been determined for seven moderate-sized earthquakes in eastern Canada during 2015. The moment tensor inversion method is used to determine the focal mechanism, depth and seismic moment of the earthquakes. These parameters, in turn, provide information about the seismotectonic environment in which the earthquakes occur and may help improve seismic hazard estimates. The purpose of this report is not to provide an in-depth analysis of any specific earthquake but to catalog the solutions and data used to obtain them to make them available for future research projects.
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Regional centroid moment tensor solutions have been determined for seven moderate-sized earthquakes that occurred in eastern Canada during 2015. The moment tensor inversion method is used to determine the focal mechanism (fault parameters), depth and seismic moment (size) of the earthquakes. These parameters, in turn, provide information about the seismotectonic environment in which the earthquakes occur and may help improve seismic hazard estimates. The purpose of this report is to catalog the solutions and data used to obtain them to make them available for future research projects.
GEOSCAN ID299816