5:15 PM - 6:30 PM
[MIS34-P20] Three-dimensional seismic velocity structure in Kyushu including the source region of the 2016 Kumamoto earthquake
Keywords:The 2016 Kumamoto earthquake
The purpose of the study is to reveal detailed crustal structures and its tectonic process of the successive large earthquakes generation. We estimated three-dimensional seismic wave velocities in the crust beneath Kyushu including the source region of the Kumamoto earthquakes by applying double-difference tomography method [Zhang and Thurber, 2003]. The local earthquake data (from January 2000 to July 2013, m > 2, depth < 30 km) were collected by the Institute of Seismology and Volcanology (SEVO), Kyushu University. For the tomographic inversion, we used 159,103 P-wave and 115,265 S-wave arrival times from 4,126 local earthquakes. The initial velocity model is the same as the one used for routine earthquake location processing in SEVO, Kyushu University.
We will discuss the relation between the 2016 Kumamoto earthquakes and the tectonic background inferred from the seismic wave velocity structure.
This work is partly supported by JSPS KAKENHI Grant Number JP15J40067, MEXT KAKENHI Grant Number 16H06298, MEXT under its Earthquake and Volcano Hazards Observation and Research Program, and Earthquake Research Institute, The University of Tokyo under Joint Usage Program. We thank Dr. Okada and Dr. Nakajima for their constructive comments.