THE FREQUENCY OF VERY LARGE EARTHQUAKES

Observational data relating surface wave magnitude M sub s to seismic moment M sub o are used to convert a well-known frequency-M sub s plot into a frequency-M sub o relationship, which turns out to be remarkably linear. There is no evidence of an upper bound to M sub o, on the basis of presently available. The possibly exists that extremely large earthquakes (M sub o = 10 to the 31th power dyne-centimeters or greater) may occur from time to time.

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    American University

    Development Education and Training Research Institute
    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Chinnery, M A
    • North, R G
  • Publication Date: 1975-12

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  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 1197-98
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  • Accession Number: 00129051
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 10 1976 12:00AM