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Authors: Greco, F.*
Carmisciano, C.*
Del Negro, C.*
Loretti, I.*
Sicali, A.*
Stefanelli, P.*
Title: Seismic-induced accelerations detected by two parallel gravity meters in continuous recording with a high sampling rate at Etna volcano
Title of journal: Annals of Geophysics
Series/Report no.: 1/51 (2008)
Publisher: INGV
Issue Date: Feb-2008
Keywords: gravimeters
seismic-induced effects
gravity fluctuations
Abstract: We analyse a microgravity data set acquired from two spring LaCoste & Romberg gravity meters operated in parallel at the same site on Etna volcano (Italy) for about two months (August – September 2005). The high sampling rate acquisition (2Hz) allowed the correlation of short-lasting gravity fluctuations with seismic events. After characterizing the oscillation behavior of the meters, through the study of spectral content and the background noise level of both sequences, we recognized fluctuations in the gravity data, spanning a range of periods from 1 second to about 30 seconds dominated by components with a period of about 15 ÷ 25 seconds, during time intervals encompassing both local seismic events and large worldwide earthquakes. The data analyses demonstrate that observed earthquake-induced gravity fluctuations have some differences due to diverse spectral content of the earthquakes. When local seismic events which present high frequency content excite the meters, the correlation between the two gravity signals is poor (factor < 0.3). Vice versa, when large worldwide earthquakes occur and low frequency seismic waves dominate the ensuing seismic wavefield, the resonance frequencies of the meters are excited and they react according to more common features. In the latter case, the signals from the two instruments are strongly correlated to each other (up to 0.9). In this paper the behaviors of spring gravimeters in the frequency range of the disturbances produced by local and large worldwide earthquakes are presented and discussed.
Appears in Collections:04.03.06. Measurements and monitoring
Annals of Geophysics
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