Moment Tensor Solutions

A Useful Tool for Seismotectonics

  • Sebastiano D'Amico

Part of the Springer Natural Hazards book series (SPRINGERNAT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Jiří Zahradník, Efthimios Sokos
    Pages 1-28
  3. S. Scolaro, C. Totaro, D. Presti, Sebastiano D’Amico, G. Neri, B. Orecchio
    Pages 93-109
  4. Yu. L. Rebetsky, A. Yu. Polets
    Pages 111-162
  5. Simone Cesca, Sebastian Heimann
    Pages 163-181
  6. Ismael Vera Rodriguez, James Rutledge, Sergey Stanchits
    Pages 183-212
  7. Anastasia Kiratzi, Christoforos Benetatos, Filippos Vallianatos
    Pages 233-251
  8. J. F. Cassidy, H. Kao, John Ristau, A. Bent
    Pages 307-317
  9. Yu. L. Rebetsky, A. Yu. Polets, O. A. Kuchay, N. A. Sycheva
    Pages 519-556
  10. Fatih Turhan, Musavver Didem Cambaz, Jiří Zahradník
    Pages 557-572
  11. F. Brutto, F. Muto, M. F. Loreto, Sebastiano D’Amico, N. De Paola, V. Tripodi et al.
    Pages 619-642
  12. J. A. Peláez, J. Henares, M. Hamdache, C. Sanz de Galdeano
    Pages 643-680
  13. Leszek R. Jaroszewicz, Anna Kurzych
    Pages 725-752

About this book


The book first focuses on the explanation of the theory about focal mechanisms and moment tensor solutions and their role in the modern seismology. The second part of the book compiles several state-of-the-art case studies in different seismotectonic settings of the planet. The assessment of seismic hazard and the reduction of losses due to future earthquakes is probably the most important contribution of seismology to society. In this regard, the understanding of reliable determination seismic source and of its uncertainty can play a key role in contributing to geodynamic investigation, seismic hazard assessment and earthquake studies. In the last two decades, the use of waveforms recorded at local-to-regional distances has increased considerably. Waveform modeling has been used also to estimate faulting parameters of small-to-moderate sized earthquakes. 


Earthquake Seismology Focal Mechanisms Moment tensor solutions Geodynamics Seismotectonics

Editors and affiliations

  • Sebastiano D'Amico
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept Geosciences, Msdia CampusUniv of Malta Dept Geosciences, Msdia CampusMsidaMalta

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