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Precision determination of focal depths and epicenters of local shocks in California

Cisternas, Armando (1963) Precision determination of focal depths and epicenters of local shocks in California. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 53 (5). pp. 1075-1083. ISSN 0037-1106.

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A program for the location of hypocenters of local shocks by means of an electronic digital computer is described. The P times are corrected for variations in crustal structure to get precision in the determination of depth. An estimate of the accuracy of the method is given for some particular cases. Application of the program to the Kern County series of aftershocks, provides a clearer picture of tectonic mechanism of the White Wolf fault. A future extension of the program to process and correct data automatically is also described.

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Additional Information:Copyright © 1963, by the Seismological Society of America. Manuscript received February 26, 1963. This paper represents research conducted under Grant No. AF-AFOSR-25-63 of the Air Force Technical Applications Center as part of the Advanced Research Projects Agency's Project VELA UNIFORM, The author wishes to thank Dr. Frank Press and Dr. Charles Richter for valuable suggestions and comments.
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