hybridMT

The hybridMT is MATLAB/shell environment software package for the seismic moment tensor inversion in time domain. The package allows to estimate fault plane parameters and the balance between volumetric and non-volumetric strain in the seismic source using different decomposition schemes. The moment tensors of earthquakes forming a cluster can be further refined using hybrid moment tensor approach that suppresses effects related to path, sensor and site effects. The methodology is optimized for earthquake data recorded by regional-to-local seismic networks as well as for acoustic emission activity.

User group

International users in the field of seismology as well as geosciences in general.

Features

  • Inversion of first P-wave amplitude data for unconstrained full, deviatoric and double-couple moment tensors
  • Suppression of propagation, site and sensor-related effects through hybrid seismic moment tensor approach
  • Uncertainty assessments using resampling approach
  • Shell command / MATLAB wrapper calls
  • Graphical beach-ball output (SVG, PNG, EPS, PDF) and flexible ASCII export

The moment tensor inversion may be performed directly in the shell environment (by a dedicated command-line tool) or conveniently through the MATLAB wrapper functions. The package is supplemented with extensive documentation, tutorials, and a dedicated website.

Improved quality of seismic moment tensors by hybrid moment tensor approach:

Contact


Grzegorz Kwiatek
Scientist
Dr. Grzegorz Kwiatek
Geomechanics and Scientific Drilling
Telegrafenberg
Building D, Room 422
14473 Potsdam
+49 331 288-1384
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Additional information

Get started:

Website

Licence:

GPLv3

Release:

Version 1.2.2 on 13 Feb 2017

Programming language:

C++ / MATLAB

Keywords:

#seismology #seismic moment tensor #focal mechanisms #induced seismicity #acoustic emission #non-double-couple #tensile; shear

DOI:

10.1785/0220150251

Main contributing organisations:

Helmholtz Centre Potsdam GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences

Funding:

Not available