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[SCG21-P06] Detection of shallow very low-frequency earthquake using a grid-based, fixed focal-mechanism method
Keywords:slow earthquake, shallow very low-frequency earthquake, Hyuganada
In September 2006 a major activity of deep very low-frequency earthquake (dVLFE) and deep tremor occurred in the Bungo Channel and western Shikoku region. This activity is considered to be induced by a small long-term Bungo Channel slow slip event (SSE) because small surface displacements were also observed in GPS records. It is known that large long-term Bungo Channel SSE induces high sVLFE activity in the Hyuganada region (Hirose et al. 2010). Therefore sVLFE activity is expected to be observed also in Sept. 2006.
In this study we applied the grid-based, fixed focal-mechanism method (Suda et al. 2014) to detection of sVLFE in the Hyuganada region. We analyzed the F-net data from 33 stations between August 20 and September 30, 2006. We used only the F-net data because one purpose of this study is to check the feasibility of real-time monitoring of sVLFE using JDXnet data, which include no Hi-net accelerometer data.
We detected over 90 events in the analysis period. The main activity occurred in August 28-31 and only a small number of events occurred in September 7-21 when the activity of dVLFE and deep tremor occurred. This observation is in contrast to that the 2010 sVLFE activity in the Hyuganada region occurred in the acceleration stage of dVLFE and deep tremor activity in the Bungo Channel and western Shikoku region. The present observation suggests that a possible SSE that induced dVLFE and deep tremor in September 2006, if any, was not large enough to induce the high sVLFE activity in the Hyuganada region. The sVLFE activity observed in August might be due to a local shallow SSE.