Accession Number : AD0271513

Title :   THE ENERGY OF EARTHQUAKES. SUMMARY TRANSLATION

Corporate Author : LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON D C AEROSPACE TECHNOLOGY DIV

Report Date : 24 JAN 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : An attempt is made to classify earthquakes according to the amount of energy flowing through a sphere of a given radius-- the reference sphere --and to establish a relationship between the total seismic energy released by an earthquake and the flow of energy through the reference sphere. Determination of the energy density at the observation points, attenuation of the density of energy with distance, design of rated nomographic charts, and accuracy of the energy determination are discussed. Energy values obtained by the new method are compared with those derived by Golitsyn and Gutenberg-Richter. Finally, the shape of the isoenergetic lines is analyzed according to the attenuating energy of the seismic waves propagating along and across the strike of main geological structures. (Authr)

Descriptors :   *EARTHQUAKES, *SEISMIC WAVES, ATTENUATION, CLASSIFICATION, NOMOGRAPHS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE