Accession Number:

ADA028968

Title:

Variability of Seismic Waveforms Recorded at LASA from Small Subregions of Kamchatka.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

TELEDYNE GEOTECH ALEXANDRIA VA SEISMIC DATA ANALYSIS CENTER

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-09-24

Pagination or Media Count:

44.0

Abstract:

A comparison of LASA short-period waveforms from earthquakes in three 1 degree diameter circles on capes of Kamchatka reveals substantial differences in the typical waveform from each circle, and both simple and complex events within each circle. A total of 65 events was examined. Only a few events, all from one region have emergent waveforms which Kolar and Pruvost 1975 have suggested to be required for successful simulation of an earthquake by an array of explosions. Several events were found with Ms only slightly greater than mb - 1.5, the region of the Msmb plane typical of explosions. The low values of Ms-mb and compressive first motions at LASA, together with published fault plane solutions from the area suggest that those events are from 45 degree thrust faults. Defining mb on the maximum amplitude in the first 10 seconds of the short-period signal would be a useful shot array countermeasure.

Subject Categories:

  • Seismology
  • Seismic Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE