posted on Nov, 9 2012 @ 09:12 AM
reply to post by Olivine
Thank you Ma'am. It is no good, I know what you are playing at! You are trying to ensure that I stay stuck on earthquakes with links like that.
Very interesting and a subject very close to my heart - not that I understand it or the mathematics much!
M0 being the value from which Mw is derived is a measure of the energy released, but we do not come across the Me scale very often.
Stress, stress, stress and the interpretation of stress is the key to defining the probability of future earthquakes and there are many people out
there who understand the subject way better than I do, but I keep on plugging away gathering information and you never know, one day I might actually
understand some of it.
If anyone can explain to me how the coulomb stress charts are made, in words of two syllables or less preferably, I would much appreciate it. The USGS
have a free program called Coulomb 3 but it runs on MatLab and that is NOT free, not by a long chalk. I want to get into the coulomb stress diagrams
but due to pecuniary impoverishment it looks as if I am going to have to write the darn things myself. What I need to understand is what the actual
For this reason any information anyone has or can glean would be of interest. The Coulomb 3 examples and help file are a starter but searching the net
brings up very many non earthquake related links and the odd few earthquake ones are written in 'Microsoft speak', by which I mean they spout
gobbledegook, tell you what it does - which you already know, and tell you absolutely nothing about how to do it - a typical Microsoft help file.
One day people who write technical manuals will be forced to write in intelligible sentences.