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.

Usage

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Format

A data frame with 1000 observations on 5 variables.

[,1] lat numeric Latitude of event
[,2] long numeric Longitude
[,3] depth numeric Depth (km)
[,4] mag numeric Richter Magnitude
[,5] stations numeric 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.

Examples

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require(graphics)
pairs(quakes, main = "Fiji Earthquakes, N = 1000", cex.main = 1.2, pch = ".")

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