Temporal seismic Velocity variations prior and during the 7.8 and 7.5 MW earhquakes occurred in south-central Turkey implementing ambient noise interferometry
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Temporal seismic velocity changes have been reported to occur before, during and after major earthquakes. We applied seismic ambient noise interferometry to analyse transient velocity changes (dv/v) in the vicinity of the fault segment affected by the 6th of February East Anatolia earthquake sequence. The dataset consists of 5 months of continuous seismic records (from October 1st 2022 to February 15 2023) recorded by three triaxial broadband stations deployed on the shoulders of the reactivated fault system. The open-access stations are operated by the Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute of Turkey. Cross-correlation changes over time between station pairs reveal a large velocity co-seismic drop of about 2% in the apparent velocity. We also examine the velocity variations in single-station cross-component analysis finding a co-seismic velocity variation of 1% more prominent on horizontal cross-components. These variations may be associated with changes in the effective stress of the upper crust and may be identified before and during the occurrence of important events. We are currently investigating precursory cross-correlations and auto-correlations of the signal in comparison to long-term seasonal trends. We show the importance of seismic interferometry as an additional method to monitor active fault systems.
How to cite: Muñoz-Burbano, F., Savard, G., and Lupi, M.: Temporal seismic Velocity variations prior and during the 7.8 and 7.5 MW earhquakes occurred in south-central Turkey implementing ambient noise interferometry, EGU General Assembly 2023, Vienna, Austria, 24–28 Apr 2023, EGU23-17614, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-egu23-17614, 2023.