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A CROSS-CORRELATION TECHNIQUE FOR RELOCATION OF SEISMICITY IN THE WESTERN CORINTH RIFT

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V. Kapetanidis, P. Papadimitriou, K. Makropoulos
V. Kapetanidis, P. Papadimitriou, K. Makropoulos

Abstract


Local seismological networks provide data that allow the location of microearthquakes which otherwise would be dismissed due to low magnitudes and low signal-to-noise ratios of their seismic signals. The Corinth Rift Laboratory (CRL) network, installed in the western Corinth rift, has been providing digital waveform data since 2000. In this work, a semi-automatic picking technique has been applied which exploits the similarity between waveforms of events that have occurred in approximately the same area of an active fault. Similarity is measured by the crosscorrelation maxi-mum of full signals. Events with similar waveforms are grouped in multiplet clusters using the nearest-neighbour linkage algorithm. Manually located events act as masters, while automatically located events of each multiplet cluster act as slaves. By cross-correlating the P-wave or S-wave segments of a master event with the corresponding segments of each of its slave events, after appropriately aligning their offsets, the measured time-lag at the cross-correlation maximum can be subtracted from the arrival-time of the slave event. After the correction of the arrival-times, a double-difference technique is applied to the modified catalogue to further improve the locations of clusters and distinguish the active seismogenic structures in the tectonically complex Western Corinth rift.

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cross-correlation; multiplets; clustering; master events; double-difference;

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