Source Parameter Search
Hypocenter information with the hypocenter source, SRC, is
given in each listing.
Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) is used throughout.
Depths are given in kilometers.
Mw is computed from the scalar moment of the moment tensor
using the Hanks and Kanamori (1979) formula:
Mw = (2/3) log Mo - 10.7
where Mo is the scalar moment of the best double couple in dyne-cm (1 Newton-meter = 107 dyne-cm). Mo, computed from low frequency seismic data, is a measure of the displacement and area ruptured by an earthquake.
Me is computed from the radiated energy using the Choy and
Boatwright (1995) formula:
Me = (2/3) log Es - 2.9
where Es is the radiated seismic energy in Newton-meters. Me, computed from high frequency seismic data, is a measure of the seismic potential for damage.
The FM listing shows scalar moments, depths, fault plane solutions, and principal axes, and nodal planes.
EX is the exponent to the base ten of the scale factor,
in Newton-meters, by which the scalar seismic moment and/or
eignevalues identified with the principal axes are to be multiplied.
Sample FM Listing
The MM listing shows moments, depths, and the NEIC radiated energy.
EX is the exponent to the base ten of the moment and radiated
energy, in Newton-meters. ERR is the standard deviation of the
Sample MM Listing
The MT listing shows moments, depths, and moment tensor components.
EX is the exponent to the base ten of the moment, in
Sample MT Listing