abstract

A method of obtaining the displacement field of the Haskell model of an earthquake source, based on the well-known equivalence of seismic dislocations and body force, is described. It is shown that the solution of Madariaga (1978) can be generalized and that the two methods are equivalent for the problem of a rectangular dislocation expanding on a plane in an infinite space with a variable rupture speed and variable slip in the direction of rupture. One of the advantages of the equivalent body force method is that it can be used to readily obtain the transformed solution to the Haskell model in a half-space for a rectangular dislocation, expanding with variable rupture speed and variable slip.

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