Seismic moment

Description

Seismic moment is a quantity to measure the size of an earthquake and is proportional to the area of the rupture times the average slip that took place in the earthquake.

Related formulas

Variables

M0Seismic moment (N*m)
μThe shear modulus of the rocks involved in the earthquake (Pa)
DThe average displacement on area (m)
AThe area of the rupture along the geologic fault where the earthquake occurred (m2)