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TitleThe generation of seismic waves
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AuthorHonda, H
SourceA symposium on earthquake mechanism; by Hodgson, J H (ed.); Publications of the Dominion Observatory vol. 24, no. 10, 1961 p. 329-334, (Open Access)
PublisherCanada Department of Mines and Technical Surveys
MeetingInternational Union of Geodesy and Geophysics, Association of Seismology and Physics of the Earth's Interior, Twelfth General Assembly; Helsinki; FI; 1960
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RelatedThis publication is contained in Hodgson, J H; (1961). A symposium on earthquake mechanism, Publications of the Dominion Observatory vol. 24 no. 10
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Subjectsgeophysics; tectonics; mathematical and computational geology; seismology; earthquakes; earthquake mechanisms; crustal movements; seismic waves; p waves; s waves; stress analyses; methodology
Illustrationsgraphs; stereonet projections; tables; schematic representations; seismograms; geoscientific sketch maps
Released1961 01 01; 2018 11 19
AbstractIt is assumed that an earthquake is caused by the release of deviatoric stresses, and further that the effects of their release will be represented by the radial and transverse impulsive forces acting on the surface of a spherical cavity constructed around the source of the earthquake. The motions of the P and S waves at large distances from the source are calculated theoretically, in the case when the patterns of the first motions of the waves are quadrantal. Comparisons of the results of the calculations with those of the observations are made for some deep Japanese earthquakes.