Fault-Plane Solution of the Earthquake of 19 March 2005 in Monatele (Cameroon)


An earthquake of magnitude Ml = 3.04 was detected on the 19 of March 2005 at 11:49:18.31 (local time) by seven broadband seismometers located around Cameroon (Central Africa). Its epicenter has been relocated and found to be in Monatele (Cameroon) with latitude 4°26.34' and longitude 10°59.62'. The fault-plane solution calculated using double couple fault-plane solutions based on P-wave polarity readings, also taking into consideration the dextral nature of the Sanaga Fault (SF) underlying this region of the epicenter, is a strike-slip fault with a normal faulting component. The beach ball representation of this fault-plane solution has strike, dip and rake values of 289, 70, -169 for the principal fault plane and 195, 80, -20 for the auxiliary fault plane.

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Ndikum, E. , Tabod, C. , Tokam, A. and Essimbi, B. (2014) Fault-Plane Solution of the Earthquake of 19 March 2005 in Monatele (Cameroon). Open Journal of Geology, 4, 289-293. doi: 10.4236/ojg.2014.46021.

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