Visualizing structure in earthquake data

Deborah E. Silver, William Acevedo

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Our goal is to visualize the shape and structure in a data set of earthquake hypocenters collected from the island of Hawaii over atwenty-three year period. The earthquakes provide information about the magma system in this region and define a collection of conduits and reservoirs around the active volcanos. Because the data is scattered, traditional visualization methods are difficult to use (without interpolation). In this paper, we present some preliminary efforts to extract and define the structures within the data set.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
PublisherPubl by Int Soc for Optical Engineering
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)0819408220
StatePublished - 1992
EventVisual Data Interpretation - San Jose, CA, USA
Duration: Feb 10 1992Feb 11 1992

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


OtherVisual Data Interpretation
CitySan Jose, CA, USA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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