The Scaling of Seismic Energy With Moment: Simple Models Compared With Observations

  1. Rachel Abercrombie,
  2. Art McGarr,
  3. Giulio Di Toro and
  4. Hiroo Kanamori
  1. William R. Walter1,
  2. Kevin Mayeda1,
  3. Rengin Gok1 and
  4. Abraham Hofstetter2

Published Online: 18 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/170GM05

Earthquakes: Radiated Energy and the Physics of Faulting

Earthquakes: Radiated Energy and the Physics of Faulting

How to Cite

Walter, W. R., Mayeda, K., Gok, R. and Hofstetter, A. (2006) The Scaling of Seismic Energy With Moment: Simple Models Compared With Observations, in Earthquakes: Radiated Energy and the Physics of Faulting (eds R. Abercrombie, A. McGarr, G. Di Toro and H. Kanamori), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/170GM05

Author Information

  1. 1

    Earth Sciences Division, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Livermore, California, USA

  2. 2

    Seismology, Geophysical Institute of Israel Lod, Israel

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875904351

Online ISBN: 9781118666272

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Keywords:

  • Seismic waves;
  • Energy dissipation;
  • Faults (Geology);
  • Seismology

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Moment and Energy

  • Simple Earthquake Models

  • Energy and Moment Observations

  • Discussion