Abstract

Phase and amplitude spectra of Rayleigh and Love waves are presented for two Earth models, one oceanic and one continental shield. The spectra of the first three Rayleigh modes and the first four Love modes are tabulated for point sources at selected depths. These tables along with computer algorithms described here allow one to estimate the amplitude spectra at nontabulated source depths.

The use of spectral ratios as a means of determining source depth is investigated. A source depth of 20 km is obtained for the Fallon earthquake of July 20 1962. This depth agrees with previous estimates but the technique requires a fault-plane orientation which differs from radiation pattern solutions.

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