[STT59-P07] Characterization of earthquakes in terms of high frequency seismic signal durations, velocity and acceleration amplitudes
Keywords:tsunami earthquake, high frequency seismic signal duration
We investigated a possibility to characterize tsunami earthquakes by high frequency seismic signal durations and maximum velocity and acceleration amplitudes. The dataset consists of waveform data recorded at the GSN stations in the epicentral distance range between 30 and 85 degrees for large (the minimum Mw is set to 7.2) shallow events that occurred between 1994 and May 2015, which were used to revise the Mhdd formula.
We show that tsunami earthquakes are characterized by longer high frequency seismic signal durations and smaller velocity and acceleration amplitudes more clearly than in case displacement amplitudes are used. This suggests a possibility to distinguish tsunami earthquakes through simple measurements of high frequency seismic signal durations and velocity and/or acceleration amplitudes.