Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2016

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Symbol M (Multidisciplinary and Interdisciplinary) » M-IS Intersection

[M-IS34] The 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake and related crustal activities

Thu. May 26, 2016 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM Poster Hall (International Exhibition Hall HALL6)

5:15 PM - 6:30 PM

[MIS34-P19] Fault Structure of the 2016 Kumamoto earthquake using relocated aftershocks

*Yusuke Yamashita1, Satoshi Matsumoto2, Manami Nakamoto2, Takeshi Matsushima2, Masahiro Miyazaki1, Hiroshi Shimizu2, Yoshihisa Iio1, Group for urgent joint seismic observation of the 2016 Kumamoto earthquake (1.Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University, 2.Institute of Seismology and Volcanology, Kyushu University)

Keywords:2016 Kumamoto earthquake

We estimated the fault structure of the 2016 Kumamoto earthquake using relocated aftershocks for 1 week after the Mj 6.5 foreshock (21:26 14 April 2016). Aftershocks relocation was performed using double-difference method [Waldhauser and Ellsworth, 2000]. For analyzing many events, we picked first arrival times of P and S-waves using automatic picking system (Home Seismometer Corporation) applying to the data of temporal seismic observation around the Futagawa-Hinagu Faults by group for urgent joint seismic observation of the 2016 Kumamoto earthquake. The station using relocation were selected within 50 km distance from epicenter. We firstly calculated initial location using HYPOMH [Hirata and Matsu’ura, 1987] with 1-D velocity model (routine analysis in Kyushu University). Then, we applied tomoDD code [Zhang and Thurber, 2003] with 3-D velocity model [Saiga et al, 2011]. Total number of relocated event is approximately 10,000, which is approximately 5 times compared with JMA catalog. Preliminary result shows some complex alignment of aftershocks associated with foreshock, mainshock, and induced earthquakes.

Acknowledgements: This work is partly supported by MEXT KAKENHI Grant Number 16H06298, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan under its Earthquake and Volcano Hazards Observation and Research Program, and Earthquake Research Institute, The University of Tokyo under Joint Usage Program.