JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2017

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[EE] Poster

S (Solid Earth Sciences) » S-SS Seismology

[S-SS07] [EE] Surface Ruptures During Earthquakes: Mapping, Analyses, and Hazard Assessment

Wed. May 24, 2017 5:15 PM - 6:30 PM Poster Hall (International Exhibition Hall HALL7)

[SSS07-P12] Evaluation of earthquake source fault length from active fault and subsurface information

*Naoto Inoue1, Naoko Kitada1, Takashi Kumamoto2 (1.Geo-Research Institute, 2.Graduate School of Natural Science and Technology, Okayama University)

Keywords:fault length, active fault, earthquake source fault

In a strong ground motion prediction, the evaluation of fault length is important because fault dimension provides the size of an earthquake. The Headquarters for Earthquake Research Promotion published Regarding the revised Methods of evaluating active fault in 2010. This method estimates the subsurface fault based on the combination of active fault and subsurface information, such as geological structure and geophysical information. We evaluated lengths of Japanese inland earthquakes, according the above mentioned methods. The estimated fault length in mature active fault zone were similar or longer than that of the earthquake source fault inferred from strong ground motion inversion. On the contrary, the estimated fault length in immature fault zone were shorter than that of inverted results.
This research was part of the 2014-2016 research project ‘Improvement for uncertainty of strong ground motion predictio‘ by the Secretariat of Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA), Japan.