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[SSS11-10] How wide is observation range of the developed stress meter ? - Comparison with STS seismometer -
Keywords:stress meter, STS seismometer, observation range, Tohoku earthquake (M9.0), record of maximum amplitude
1. Stress meter and strain meter have as 10 times wider observation range than STS observation range.
2. Vertical component of the borehole stress meter of TOS borehole station (depth: 512m) recorded maximum amplitude of about 300kPa for the 2011 Tohoku earthquake. However, the stress meter of high sensitivity can record amplitude of about 5 MPa.
3. The stress meter can observe not only stress but also strain. And observation range of stress meters were about 2x10-4, though maximum amplitudes of observed strain were about 5x10-5.
4. It can be concluded that stress meter developed by us can record whole stress seismogram without scaling out even for gigantic earthquake. Therefore, the stress meter is reliable instrument for estimating Tsunami generation , determining magnitude and reseach of earthquame mechanism.