Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Identifier

249

Date

2011

Date of Award

4-18-2011

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science

Major

Earth Sciences

Concentration

Geophysics

Committee Chair

Stephen Patrick Horton

Committee Member

Mitchell Withers

Committee Member

Chris Harold Cramer

Abstract

This study investigates the effects of style of faulting on earthquake ground motion in New Madrid seismic zone (NMSZ). I undertake a detailed analysis of local waveform data using a multistage processing method to produce empirical attenuation relations for frequencies between 1 and 16 Hz. The dataset consists of 854 local events of magnitude 1.63.5 have an average stress drop of 138 bar.

Comments

Data is provided by the student.

Library Comment

dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.

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