abstract

By use of the Love-Wave dispersion data for the earthquake of 29 September 1946 (Lat. 5° S, Long. 154° E), a three-layer model of Pacific Basin structure has been derived. The periods of the Love Waves observed varied continuously from 45 seconds to 7 seconds. The model consists of: (a) 2.5 km. with VS equal to 2.31 km/sec.; (b) 11 km. with VS equal to 3.87 km/sec.; (c) bottom with VS equal to 4.52 km/sec. The differences between this model and that found by Raitt using refraction measurements are discussed.

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