Acta Seismologica Sinica

, Volume 5, Issue 3, pp 481–492 | Cite as

Inversion of source parameters and attenuation of the Tangshan aftershocks

  • Yong Sun
  • Sihua Zheng
  • Shirong Mei


Source parameters and characteristics of regional attenuation of Tangshan aftershocks are studied by using digital records of Tangshan aftershocks. An inversion method of P wave spectra to reduce influence on the ambiguity in the estimates of parameters by the usual spectrum analysis method is developed. By testing with digital simulation data and applying to actual data, it is confirmed that the method is usable.

Source parameters of the Tangshan Luanxian area are obtained by using records of 35 earthquakes at 5 stations.Q values of P wave and high frequency decay rate γ of source spectrum at 5 stations are obtained. TheQ values range from 408 to 847, and the mean value is 520; whiley ranges from 1.54 to 3.22, and the mean value is 2.41.

In the studies of spectra of the micro-earthquakes in the Luanxian area, that stress drop increases with increasing earthquake moment is found.

Key words

source parameters attenuation scaling law 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yong Sun
    • 1
  • Sihua Zheng
    • 2
  • Shirong Mei
    • 2
  1. 1.Seismological Bureau of Liaoning ProvinceShenyangChina
  2. 2.Center for Analysis and PredictionState Seismological BureauBeijingChina

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