This book first focuses on the explanation of the theory about focal mechanisms and moment tensor solutions and their role in the modern seismology. The second part of the book compiles several state-of-the-art case studies in different seismotectonic settings of the planet.The assessment of seismic hazard and the reduction of losses due to future earthquakes is probably the most important contribution of seismology to society. In this regard, the understanding of reliable determination seismic source and of its uncertainty can play a key role in contributing to geodynamic investigation, seismic hazard assessment and earthquake studies. In the last two decades, the use of waveforms recorded at local-to-regional distances has increased considerably. Waveform modeling has been used also to estimate faulting parameters of small-to-moderate sized earthquakes.
PART 1 Theory and Basic Physics.- Earthquake and source theory.- Radiation patterns and beach balls.- Use of P and S wave data for focal mechanism determination.- Review on moment tensor.- PART 2 Techniques and Geodynamic Interpretation.- Centroid Moment Tensor (CMT) Inversion.- Regional Centroid Moment Tensor (RCMT).- Time Domain Moment Tensor (TDMT).- Saint Louis University Moment Tensor (SLUMT).- Cat And Paste Inversion (CAP) technique.- NIED Moment Tensor.
Series: Springer Natural Hazards
Number Of Pages: 752
Published: 29th July 2018
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: CH
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6
Weight (kg): 1.24