Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2018

Presentation information

[EE] Oral

S (Solid Earth Sciences) » S-CG Complex & General

[S-CG53] Science of slow earthquakes: Toward unified understandings of whole earthquake process

Wed. May 23, 2018 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Convention Hall B (CH-B) (2F International Conference Hall, Makuhari Messe)

convener:Satoshi Ide(Department of Earth an Planetary Science, University of Tokyo), Hitoshi Hirose(Research Center for Urban Safety and Security, Kobe University), Kohtaro Ujiie(筑波大学生命環境系, 共同), Takahiro Hatano(Earthquake Research Institute, University of Tokyo), Chairperson:Obara Kazushige(Earthquake Research Institute, University of Tokyo), Ide Satoshi(Graduate School of Science, University of Tokyo)

10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

[SCG53-06] Newly detected tremors in Puysegur and Malbourough fault system (New Zealand)

*Pierre Romanet1, Satoshi Ide1 (1.Department of Earth and Planetary Science, University of Tokyo)

Keywords:Tremors, Detection of tremors, Slow earthquakes

In New Zealand, tremors have been detected in the North Island in Gisborne, Manawatu, Turnagain, and in the South Island on Alpine fault. We report here newly detected tremors in the South Island: in Puysegur where the Australian plate is subducting under the Pacific plate, and also on The Marlborough fault system, north of the Alpine fault.

To detect these tremors, we used seismic traces from broadband and short period seismometers from the GeoNet network. These traces were first bandpass filtered in the 2-8Hz frequency band and then transform into envelope. We then used envelope cross correlation technic to detect tremors. Unfortunately the outcome of this methodology contains a lot of detection of regular earthquakes. To avoid these false detections, we use a cluster algorithm in both time and space that discards individual detections.

We analyze these newly detected tremors, by looking at tidal sensitivity and possible relationship to other slow events or earthquakes. Finally, this analysis is used to better understand the segmentation of New Zealand.