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[SCG20-04] Static and dynamic parameters of deep earthquakes from global seismic data
Keywords:Deep and intermediate depth earthquakes, Seismology, P waves
The global analysis of the rupture duration show how beyond the scattering of the scaled duration seen on the data, the depth reduction of the duration can principally be explained by incremental shear velocity with depth. Furthermore, the duration to moment comparison shows how 1/3 scaling is not valid for deep seismicity, suggesting a difference in dynamic for small and large events. The existence of a different scaling law is further corroborated by the analysis of scaled energy, which is not constant as function of moment.
The radiated energy and rupture duration are combined to derive stress drop, apparent stress, efficiency and other parameters of the rupture. The global analysis of these parameters suggests how deep and intermediate depth events are systematically different from shallow earthquakes. We further derive rupture velocity for some of the studied events, to get further information on the dynamic properties of the rupture process.
Coherent variation of the derived rupture parameters are seen when along strike events are analyzed by clusters, suggesting how deep earthquakes cannot be reduced in a single group, while a diversity of deep and intermediate depth earthquakes should exists. Comparison of our measures with independent geophysical properties of slabs as plate age, thermal parameter and convergence rate is done, in order to unravel any possible relation between the subudction zone style and its associated seismicity.