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Scaling of short-period source spectrum for earthquakes in mid Niigata, Japan
© 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. 2007
Received: 9 March 2006
Accepted: 25 November 2006
Published: 7 May 2007
Strong motion records at K-NET and KiK-net stations for earthquakes which occurred in the mid Niigata area are analyzed to examine the relationship between the amplitude of the short-period source spectrum and the seismic moment. Large earthquakes radiate more short-period seismic energy per unit seismic moment than small ones, which suggests a deviation from the similarity of earthquake source. Appropriate correction for the deviation from the similarity should be made when we synthesize strong ground motion for future large earthquakes by the empirical Green’s function method.