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[SCG62-12] Seismic explosion survey on the episodic tremor and slow slip area in western Shikoku
Keywords:Seismic survey, Nankai trough, Plate boundary
To delineate the spatial geometry between slow earthquakes and plate boundary, and to investigate the structural variation along the plate boundary, we conducted a seismic explosion survey in western Shikoku. The seismic line was aligned in the direction of NNW-SSE, passed through above one of dominant tremor clusters. We deployed 180 temporary stations with spacing of 450 m along the line. 300 kg dynamite was exploded as one shot on the midnight of 11th Dec, 2014.
We obtained good quality seismograms including many later phases. Two distinct phases with large amplitudes are identified around 11-12 sec and 14 sec in two-way travel time, respectively. The former phase is expected to be reflections from the plate boundary in comparison to previous studies. The reflection would come from around the area where high pressure fluid would exist, which was suggested by Shelly et al. (2006). We have a plan to work on the analysis to understand the accurate location and the physical property variation of the plate boundary.
Acknowledgements: We thank the local governments along out survey line for cooperating our survey. The part of this study is sponsored by "Research project for earthquake disaster mitigation along the Nankai trough".