[STT50-P05] Comparison of ratios of amplitudes to high frequency seismic signal durations to energy to moment ratios
Keywords:tsunami earthquake, high frequency seismic signal duration
The events used in this study are large (Mw is greater than or equal to 7.2) shallow earthquakes that occurred in between 1994 and 2016. High frequency seismic signal durations, displacement, velocity, and acceleration amplitudes were measured from waveform data recorded at the GSN stations in the epicentral distance range between 30 and 85 degrees. High frequency seismic signal durations were measured following the procedure of Hara (2007b, EPS). Distance corrections for amplitude data were carried out by multiplying epicentral distances. The estimates of radiated seismic energies are taken from IRIS DMC (2013, Data Services Products: EQEnergy Earthquake energy & rupture duration, https://doi.org/10.17611/DP/EQE.1) and the Mw estimates are taken from the Global CMT catalog (http://www.globalcmt.org/).
The ratios of acceleration amplitudes to high frequency seismic signal durations correlate better with seismic energy to moment ratios than those of displacement and velocity amplitudes. This suggests that the former is helpful to distinguish tsunami earthquakes from non-tsunami earthquakes.