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[SSS12-17] Resistivity structure beneath the southeastern part of the Yamasaki fault zone, southwest Japan
Keywords:Yamasaki fault zone, active fault, Magnetotelluric method, resistivity structure
Magnetotelluric methods are powerful methods of surveying the subsurface structure of active faults as characteristic electrical conductivity variations are expected around an active fault. Among available methods, the audio-frequency magnetotelluric (AMT) method is useful because of its high spatial resolution for the depth range concerned.
Aiming to reveal conductivity structure beneath each fault and relationship between them, many AMT surveys have been made along transects across the main part of the YFZ, that is 81 stations along seven survey lines for the NW group and at only 29 stations along two survey lines for the SE group. It is clear that more observation is necessary to clarify features of resistivity structure below whole SE group.
We made an AMT survey along the line across the trace B of the Biwako fault where is between the trace A and the Miki fault and established the 2-D resistivity model along the line (BWK_B model). Further, we reanalyzed the data along MIKI line and establish the new 2D resistivity model (MIKI model).
In this paper, we explain features of the BWK_B and MIKI models, then show variation of the resistivity structure along the SE group, finally, interpret them by taking into geological structure and other geophysical information (Bouguer anomaly and seismological survey).
Details of observation, data analysis, and modeling process are shown blow.
AMT surveys were undertaken in February 2015 and March 2016 at 24 stations along the line (BWK_B line) at 24 stations along the line across the trace B of the Biwako fault. Two horizontal components of electrical field and three components of magnetic field were measured at each station. The remote station of the magnetic field was made ~18km north from the northeastern end of the BWK_B line.
After MT response functions were obtained according to the remote reference method (Gamble et al., 1978), we estimated dimensionality below the study area and strike of resistivity structure if structure is estimated to be two-dimensional. Then the two-dimensional resistivity model was constructed using the code of Ogawa and Uchida (1996). Ultimately, we established the BWK_B and MIKI models.