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Authors: Bounif, M. ou A.*
Dorbath, C.*
Title: Three dimensional velocity structure and relocated aftershocks for the 1985 Constantine, Algeria (MS = 5.9) earthquake
Issue Date: Apr-1998
Series/Report no.: 41/1
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2122/1443
Keywords: local earthquake tomography
aftershock study
Tellian Atlas
Abstract: Local earthquake travel-time data were inverted to obtain a three dimensional tomographic image of the region centered on the 1985 Constantine earthquake. The resulting velocity model was then used to relocate the events. The tomographic data set consisted of P and S waves travel-times from 653 carefully selected aftershocks of this moderate size earthquake, recorded at 10 temporary stations. A three-dimensional P-wave velocity image to a depth of 12 km was obtained by Thurber's method. At shallower depth, the velocity contrasts reflected the differences in tectonic units. Velocities lower than 4 km/s corresponded to recent deposits, velocities higher than 5 km/s to the Constantine Neritic and the Tellian nappes. The relocation of the aftershocks indicates that most of the seismicity occured where the velocity exceeded 5.5 km/s. The aftershock distribution accurately defined the three segments involved in the main shock and led to a better understanding of the rupture process.
Appears in Collections:04.06.07. Tomography and anisotropy
Annals of Geophysics

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