[SVC46-P10] Seismic analyses of Vulcanian eruption at Sakurajima volcano: Spectral ratio analyses of explosion and Volcano-tectonic earthquakes
Keywords:Spectral ratio method, VT earthquake, Explosion earthquake, Sakurajima volcano
We analyze VTs occurring during a significant swarm in August 2015. The seismograms recorded at three JMA stations located at distances about 3 km away from the active crater (Showa crater) are used. We pick up the VT waveforms that are not disturbed by other event, and select the waveforms from large events. Then, we classify them into 2 classes according to their maximum amplitudes: the amplitudes of class I are ranging from 2 x 104 – 6 x 104 nm/s and those of class II are ranging from 8 x 104– 11 x 104 nm/s. Then, we calculate spectral amplitude ratios of large event (class II) to the small event (class I) by setting a time windows of about 5 s for the S- direct wave and coda waves at a lapse time of 5-10 s. The results show that the amplitude ratios of VTs are similar to each other between direct and coda waves. This is well consistent with the results of previous studies that analyzes tectonic earthquakes. However, VTs during the August 2015 swarm are not large enough to analyze later coda with lapse times of > 20s when the explosion earthquakes show different spectral ratios. We will analyze large tectonic earthquakes occurring around Sakurajima volcano, which generate long coda waves, to examine whether or not volcanic heterogeneous structure affect the spectral ratios.