[SSS09-P03] Estimation of coseismic slip distribution for the mainshock and foreshock of the 2016 Kumamoto earthquake using PTS
We already applied the PTS to 2016 Kumamoto earthquakes and investigated the slip history of the single rectangular fault model (Geodetic Society of Japan fall meeting, 2017). In this presentation, we try to expand the PTS approach for the heterogeneous coseismic slip distribution. Targeted event is also 2016 Kumamoto earthquake. We focus on the both of the foreshocks (Mw 6.2 at 12:26 and Mw 6.0 at 15:03, in April 14th) and of mainshock (Mw 7.0 at 16:25, April 16th).
We used every 30s carrier phase data of the 20 GEONET site for the mainshock, and every 1s for the foreshocks. We assumed the two fault planes based on Yarai et al. (2016) for all three events. We adopted the Okada (1992) solution as the Green’s function between fault slip and change of the GNSS carrier phase. We also assumed the white-noise stochastic model with a process noise value 3×102 m s-1/2 for the fault slip.
As results, we obtained 3.5m average slip (equivalent to Mw 7.0) in the case of mainshock. Estimated slip amount is slightly smaller than that of Yarai et al. (2016). Maximum slip appeared on the northeast side of Futagawa fault. This characteristic is consistent with other previous studies (e.g. Asano et al., 2016).
In the case of two foreshocks, large slip appeared on the central part of the fault plane at the time of the first event. Average slip was about 0.4m (Mw 5.92). Then, southwest side showed large slip at the time of the second event. Average slip reached about 0.6m (Mw 6.05) at that time. Total average slip reached 1m (Mw 6.19) which is good agreement with Yarai et al. (2016), which estimated 1.1m total slip and Mw 6.23.
Our results may be the first estimation of coseismic slip distribution using PTS. These results suggests that this method is also capable of analyzing M6 event with sufficient accuracy. In contrast, time series of the slip in the assumed fault shows the very unstable condition and the further improvement will be required. We will also discuss about it in the presentation.