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[SCG64-31] Deformation structure obtained by high resolution multi-channel seismic reflection survey around Nankai Trough axis
Keywords:MCS survey, Nankai Trough, proto thrust
Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) carried out new high resolution multi-channel seismic reflection (MCS) surveys using portable system over 1,500 km of line length from off Kochi to Kii Peninsula during 2013-2014. The seismic source used was an G-gun cluster array of 4 air guns with total volume of 380 cubic inches (5.24 L). The hydrophone cable is ca. 1200 m long, having 192 channels at an interval of 6.25 m. The MCS data were processed through a standard seismic processing flow, which consists of noisy-trace editing, 20?200 Hz band-pass filtering, velocity analysis with every ca.313 m intervals picking, normal moveout, Common Depth Point (CDP) stacking, and poststack time migration.
We obtained 23 MCS profiles around the Nankai Trough. Clear frontal thrusts are imaged in the margin of Nankai Trough axis. We recognized distinct proto thrust zone in the south part of the frontal thrust. This results yield the possibility of extended rupture area in the Nankai Trough.
This study is part of "Research project for compound disaster mitigation on the great earthquakes and tsunamis around the Nankai Trough region" funded by MEXT, Japan.