[SSS03-08] Marine seismic observation by Distributed Acoustic Sensing using seafloor cable off Sanriku for long-term monitoring
Keywords:Seafloor optical cabled observation system off Sanriku, Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS) measurement, Long-term high-density seafloor seismic observation
It is recognized that the DAS measurement using a seafloor cable with an optical fiber is useful for earthquake observation in marine environment. However, we have obtained temporally short dataset. To monitor seismic activity on seafloor, a long-term observation is needed. In addition, to understand the characteristics of the DAS measurement for earthquake observation, we need more dataset. Therefore, an experimental measurement for the long-term observation was carried out. The objective of this measurement, we made the measurement as long as possible. The recording period basically depends on a capacity of a recording device. We made a success of a continuous DAS measurement for approximately two weeks. The DAS measurement using the Sanriku seafloor cable system was started on 18th November 2019, and the measurement was finished on 2nd December 2019. We set the same recording parameters as those of the measurement in February 2019. To reduce a total amount of dataset, a total length of the measurement was set to 48 km for the first day and extended to 70 km after the second day. A total capacity of the dataset reaches 15 TB for two weeks. Many earthquake including deep earthquakes are also recorded by the DAS measurement. We will start development of a data processing and recording system for long-term monitoring using the obtained data.