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Graphical representation beachball plot edit the data

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Unformatted text preview: Treaty . Graphical representation ("beachball plot") [edit] The data for an earthquak e is plotted us ing a lower- hemis phere s tereographic projec tion. Theaz imuth and tak e-off angle are us ed to plot the pos ition of an individual s eis mic rec ord. The tak e-off angle is the angle from the vertic al of a s eis mic ray as it emerges from the earthquak e foc us . Thes e angles are c alc ulated from a s tandard s et of tables that des c ribe the relations hip between the tak e-off angle and the dis tanc e between the foc us and the obs erving s tation. By c onvention, filled s y mbols are us ed to plot data from s tations where the P-wave firs t motion rec orded was up (a c ompres s ive wave), hollow s y mbols for down (a tens ional wave), with dots for s tations with arrivals too weak to get a s ens e of motion. If there are s uffic ient obs ervations , one may draw two wellc ons trained orthogonal great c irc les that divide the c ompres s ive from the tens ional obs ervations and thes e are the nodal planes . Obs ervations from s tations with no c lear firs t motion normally lie c los e t...
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