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Iterative deconvolution of teleseismic P waves from the Thessaloniki (N. Greece) earthquake of June 20, 1978

  • Georgios N. Stavrakakis
  • Akis-G. Tselentis
  • John Drakopoulos


Teleseismic long-period P waves from the June 20, 1978, Thessaloniki (N. Greece) earthquake (Ms=6.4) were modeled in an attempt to extract information about asperities or barriers on the fault plane. The analysis is based on the inversion method of complex P waves developed by Kikuchi and Kanamori (1982). A far-field source time function with a rise time of 2 sec and a process time of 5 sec is inferred, corresponding to a source dimension of about 10 km when a rupture velocity of 2 km/sec is assumed.

The source depth of this shock, estimated by matching synthetic seismograms to observations, is found to be 8 km. The sum of the seismic moments of the individual subevents amounts to 3.3×1025 dyn-cm.

Key words

Deconvolution teleseismicP waves Thessaloniki (N. Greece) 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Georgios N. Stavrakakis
    • 1
  • Akis-G. Tselentis
    • 2
  • John Drakopoulos
    • 2
  1. 1.Earthquake Planning and Protection OrganizationAthensGreece
  2. 2.Department of GeophysicsUniversity of AthensGreece

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