Accession Number : AD0756533

Title :   An Analysis of Earthquake Data with Respect to the Tidal Force.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Bokesch,William Michael

Report Date : SEP 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 55

Abstract : Earthquake data from California from the period of January 1, 1969, to December 31, 1971, has been analyzed by two methods. The first method compares the occurrence of earthquakes with the Synodic, Draconic and Anomalistic Lunar Periods. Statistical tests to determine if the earthquakes are uniformly distributed over each of the three lunar periods are presented. The second method compares three components of the tidal force vector and their derivatives at the times of earthquake occurrences. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*EARTHQUAKES, CORRELATION TECHNIQUES), (*TIDES, EARTHQUAKES), STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, THESES, COMPUTER PROGRAMS

Subject Categories : Seismology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE