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Long-Period Surface Waves

Kanamori, Hiroo and Regan, Janice (1982) Long-Period Surface Waves. In: The Imperial Valley, California, earthquake of October 15, 1979. Geological Survey professional paper. No.1254. United States Geological Survey , Washington, DC, pp. 55-58.

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The seismic moment of the 1979 Imperial Valley earthquake is determined to be 6 x 10^(18) N·m (that is, M_w=6.5) from long-period Love and Rayleigh waves. The ratio of local magnitude M_L, to M_W for the event is 1.02, significantly larger than the value 0.90 for the 1940 Imperial Valley earthquake.

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