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Source model composed of asperities for the 2004 Mid Niigata Prefecture, Japan, earthquake (MJMA=6.8) by the forward modeling using the empirical Green’s function method
© The Society of Geomagnetism and Earth, Planetary and Space Sciences (SGEPSS); The Seismological Society of Japan; The Volcanological Society of Japan; The Geodetic Society of Japan; The Japanese Society for Planetary Sciences. 2005
Received: 12 February 2005
Accepted: 2 May 2005
Published: 24 June 2014
A preliminary source model composed of asperities for the 2004 Mid Niigata Prefecture, Japan, earthquake (MJMA=6.8) was estimated by the empirical Green’s function method. The source parameters for two asperities located on the fault plane were determined from the comparisons of the synthesized broad-band ground motions with the observed ones at several stations including near source. Furthermore, we performed the preliminary nonlinear analysis of the sedimentary soils to reproduce the observed ground motions at NIG019 of K-NET. Resultantly, we pointed out the need of more asperity in northern part on the fault plane and the importance of the quantitative analysis of the nonlinearity of the sedimentary soils at K-NET stations.