Seismic-Wave Attenuation Associated with Crustal Faults in the New Madrid Seismic Zone

@article{Hamilton1990SeismicWaveAA,
  title={Seismic-Wave Attenuation Associated with Crustal Faults in the New Madrid Seismic Zone},
  author={Robert Morrison Hamilton and Walter D. Mooney},
  journal={Science},
  year={1990},
  volume={248},
  pages={351 - 354}
}
  • Robert Morrison Hamilton, Walter D. Mooney
  • Published 1990
  • Medicine, Geology
  • Science
  • The attenuation of upper crustal seismic waves that are refracted with a velocity of about 6 kilometers per second varies greatly among profiles in the area of the New Madrid seismic zone in the central Mississippi Valley. The waves that have the strongest attenuation pass through the seismic trend along the axis of the Reelfoot rift in the area of the Blytheville arch. Defocusing of the waves in a low-velocity zone and/or seismic scattering and absorption could cause the attenuation; these… CONTINUE READING

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