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A note on the Charleston earthquake

Wood, Harry O. (1945) A note on the Charleston earthquake. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 35 (2). pp. 49-56. ISSN 1943-3573. doi:10.1785/bssa0350020049.

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Data of observation presented in Dutton's report upon the Charleston earthquake are tested with formulas extracted from the paper by Gutenberg and Richter on “Earthquake Magnitude, Energy, Intensity, and Acceleration,” with the resulting suggestions that the depth of focus may have been near 40 kilometers (25 miles) and the shock magnitude a little less than 8 on the Richter scale. Definite conclusions cannot be reached with the inadequate data now available, but this would explain the large area of perceptibility of the Charleston shock as compared, for example, with those of earthquakes in California.

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Additional Information:© 1945, by the Seismological Society of America. Manuscript received for publication February 28, 1945. Acknowledgement is made to Professor B. Gutenberg, with whom the writer discussed the applicability of the formulas used and the results obtained, and to Mr. J. M. Nordquist of the staff of the Seismological Laboratory, who prepared the map.
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Official Citation:Harry O. Wood; A note on the Charleston earthquake. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America 1945; 35 (2): 49–56. doi:
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