4:45 PM - 5:00 PM
[SSS14-06] Micromechanical model of fluid-induced seismicity to reproduce observed spatiotemporal changes in source parameters and on-fault fluid diffusion
Keywords:earthquake swarms and induced-seismicity, micromechanical model, source paraemters
Presentation contains following four contents. First, the micromechanical model is proposed. In the model, many patches are distributed randomly on a fault so that the patches are sufficiently small (or distant) to interact with each other; those patches rupture when the effective strength becomes smaller than applied shear stress due to the fluid diffusion. Second, the spatiotemporal changes of the source parameters are obtained as the solutions of the model. Consequently, multiple source parameters are parametrized by injected pressure, diffusion raidus of fluid, normal stress on the fault, and the fluctuation of the exess strength; after the parametrization, those source parameters are shown to follow the common master curve. Third, the observed data is fitted, and the consistency between the theory and the observation is suggested. Fourth, the thoretical prediction for the temporal transience in the moment release rate is checked by the data of Yoshida et al. (2017), and the result strongly supports the theory.