[SSS10-P07] Ocean bottom seismographic observation and similar earthquake detection in the northern part of the Nansei Islands
Keywords:OBS observation, the Ryukyu Trench, similar earthquakes
We have therefore conducted repeating long-term ocean bottom seismographic observation off the northern part of the Nansei Islands since 2014. First, we deployed three pop-up type ocean bottom seismometers (OBSs) in April 2014. Then, three more OBSs were added to the network in July 2015, and after that deployment and retrieval of OBSs at the same position have been repeatedly carried out every about one year. The station interval is about 40–60 km.
In this study, we focus on regular local earthquakes, particularly seismic clusters beneath the central part of the observation network. In order to obtain key properties of the clusters and to detect missing earthquakes, we apply a matched-filter technique to OBS continuous waveform data. As template event waveforms, we select events determined by Nansei-Toko Observatory for Earthquakes and Volcanoes, Kagoshima University. The hypocenters of the template events are relocated by merging manual pick data of P phases and S phases recorded on the OBSs with those on the onshore stations. As a preliminary result, we achieve detection of missing earthquakes using example template events and a threshold rule based on the median absolute deviation of the mean correlation coefficient. In this presentation, we further discuss the characteristics of waveform similarity of the OBS data.
Acknowledgements: This work is supported by Earthquake and Volcano Hazards Observation and Research Program, the MEXT of Japan and by ERI JURP.