[SCG50-P01] Changes in seismicity rate, stress orientations, and b-values before and after ETS events in the Philippine sea plate under Kii Peninsula
Keywords:Intraslab earthquake, ETS, stress change, b-value, time change, Kii peninsula
We determined the timings of ~30 large ETS beneath the Kii Peninsula from 2001 to 2017, and categorized slab seismicity relative to the occurrence times of nearby the ETS (i.e., 60 days before or after). We then combined or stacked the slab seismicity based on these relative occurrence times. The rate of seismicity both in the upper plane events and in the oceanic mantle ones after the ETS timings clearly decreased, compared to the rate before the ETS timings. The peaks of b-values of seismicity both in the upper plane events and oceanic mantle ones were found to occur 1.5 months before ETS. A change in stress orientations before and after the ETS was seen in the oceanic mantle, and a relatively small change was seen for the upper plane events. The stress change in the upper plane events appears to be larger in the region updip of the ETS zone. The results of our study suggest that the aseismic slip on the plate boundary may affect the stress field and the occurrence of seismicity within the subducting slab beneath the Kii Peninsula. Fluid migration from the oceanic slab into the ETS zone on the plate boundary could be related to the interaction of slow slip phenomena with intraslab earthquakes.