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8.2.45.55 octave.dataset.quakes

Static Method: out = quakes ()

Locations of Earthquakes off Fiji

Description

The data set give the locations of 1000 seismic events of MB > 4.0. The events occurred in a cube near Fiji since 1964.

Format

lat

Latitude of event.

long

Longitude of event.

depth

Depth (km).

mag

Richter magnitude.

stations

Number of stations reporting.

Details

There are two clear planes of seismic activity. One is a major plate junction; the other is the Tonga trench off New Zealand. These data constitute a subsample from a larger dataset of containing 5000 observations.

Source

This is one of the Harvard PRIM-H project data sets. They in turn obtained it from Dr. John Woodhouse, Dept. of Geophysics, Harvard University.

References

G. E. P. Box and G. M. Jenkins (1976). Time Series Analysis, Forecasting and Control. San Francisco: Holden-Day. p. 537.

P. J. Brockwell and R. A. Davis (1991). Time Series: Theory and Methods. Second edition. New York: Springer-Verlag. p. 414.

Examples

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