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Parkfield earthquake of June 28, 1966: Magnitude and source mechanism

Wu, Francis T. (1968) Parkfield earthquake of June 28, 1966: Magnitude and source mechanism. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 58 (2). pp. 689-709. ISSN 0037-1106. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20140801-151448195

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Abstract

The Parkfield earthquake of June 28, 1966 (04:26:12.4 GMT) is studied using short-period and long-period teleseismic records. It is found that (1) Mb = 5.8 and Ms = 6.4 as compared to Mb = 5.4 and Ms = 5.4 for the foreshock (04:08:54), (2) both the Rayleigh and Love wave radiation patterns conform to those of a double couple at a depth of about 8.6 km, (3) the main shock can be represented by a series of shocks separated in space and time. The near-field strong-motion data support the last conclusion. Based on strong-motion seismograms, and the surficial evidences of the dimensions of the fault, the energy is found to be 10^(21) ergs.


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Wu, Francis T.0000-0003-4529-9862
Additional Information:Copyright © 1968, by the Seismological Society of America. Manuscript received October 25, 1967. The author wishes to thank Professor James N. Brune for stimulating discussions. This research was supported by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Office of Aerospace Research, United States Air Force, under AFOSI% contract AF-49 (638)-1337.
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