Ampuero, Jean-Paul and Dahlen, F. A. (2005) Ambiguity of the Moment Tensor. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 95 (2). pp. 390-400. ISSN 0037-1106. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:AMPbssa05
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An earthquake on a fault separating two dissimilar materials does not have a well-defined moment density tensor. We present a complete characterization of this bimaterial ambiguity in the general case of slip on a fault in an anisotropic medium. The ambiguity can be eliminated by utilizing a potency density rather than a moment density representation of a bimaterial source.
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