Automatic Identification of Seismic Wave Arrivals

  • E. P. Arnold
  • V. I. Keilis-Borok
  • A. L. Levshin
  • I. I. Pyatetskii-Shapiro
  • P. L. Willmore


The problem of identification of seismic-wave arrivals consists in indicating which wave corresponds to a signal arrival (“phase”) that has been isolated in processing a recording of an earthquake or explosion. The identification of body waves that arrive at teleseismic distances will be considered in this paper. The classical tables [9] list approximately 60 such waves. The number of phases that can be practically distinguished on one recording is, of course, less and only very rarely exceeds 5–10.


Focal Depth Body Wave Impulsive Phasis Fundamental Wave International Seismological 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. P. Arnold
  • V. I. Keilis-Borok
  • A. L. Levshin
  • I. I. Pyatetskii-Shapiro
  • P. L. Willmore

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