abstract

A numerical technique is presented for attaining the SH-wave contribution to tangential displacements due to point dislocation sources in a plane layered Earth. The method uses contour integration in the complex k-plane and includes the contribution of branch line integrals along the real and imaginary axes of the k-plane as well as poles along the real axis. Examples are provided to illustrate the effect of neglecting the P-SV contribution to tangential displacements, the effect of improper truncation in estimating far-field time histories, as well as the relative contribution of the various singularities in the complex k-plane to the solution.

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