A strong earthquake of magnitude Mw=6.9 occurred in Japan, eastern Honshu on 13 June 2008
(23:43 GMT). The focal mechanism solution showed thrust type faulting. The ruptured fault dips
west and has a SW-NE direction, 11 people killed and nearly 300 injured.
The teleseismic Stations whose data were used in the inversion
and the focal mechanism of the earthquake
Teleseismic Modeling of P and SH waves
Teleseismic Modeling of P and SH waves for slip
Velocity model using Crust2 (Bassin et al., 2000)
Quick Magnitude Estimation using duration of High Frequency energy radiation of
Teleseicmic P waves combined with maximum Displacement amplitudes
Estimated magnitude M=6.9 based on the formula of Hara T., 2007
Slip modeled by Agalos A. email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Earthquake modeled by Alexandra Moshou email: email@example.com
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