seismic moment A measure of the size of an earthquake, based on the concept of rupture and slippage along a fault plane as a rotational motion about a point on the fault. It is given by: M0 = μAd, where μ is a constant varying according to the material, A is the area of the ruptured fault, and d is the average slip.
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