On the inverse problem of local seismic foci

  • Georges Jobert
  • Armando Cisternas
Part II: Five Lectures on Special Applications and One Theoretical Lecture on Solutions of Inverse Problems
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 85)


A fast method to solve the invers-e problem of local earthquakes foci is presented. The introduction of a quadratic hyperbolic norm in space-time permits the treatment of the non-linearity of the problem by means of a simple scalar equation. The duration of the process is comparable to that of one iteration of Geiger's method. A complete analytical study is given.


Seismic Wave Local Earthquake True Minimum Degree Equation Vectorial Lagrange Multiplier 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Georges Jobert
    • 1
  • Armando Cisternas
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire d'étude géophysique de structures profondes, associé au C.N.R.S.I.P.G. Université P. et M. CurieParis

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