Attenuation of seismic coda waves in Joao Câmara (Rio Grande do Norte)

Carvalho, L A and de Souza, J L (2006) Attenuation of seismic coda waves in Joao Câmara (Rio Grande do Norte). Acta Geodaetica et Geophysica Hungarica, 41 (1). pp. 133-142. ISSN 1217-8977

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Seismic coda Q attenuation (Qc) in the frequency range from 6 to 20 Hz of two distinct S coda windows (early and later portions) are compared to analyse the effects of both coda windows on crustal seismic attenuation estimates around Samambaia fault (Jo˜ao Cˆamara – Northeastern Brazil). Qc values associated with the later portion are systematically higher than those related to the early portion. These values follow a frequency (f) function given by Qc(f) = Q0fη, where Q0 = 117 ± 39 and η = 1.00±0.06. In general, Q0 estimate is less sensitive to site effects and stabler than that obtained from the early portion of S coda waves, while its corresponding frequency dependence is similar to that obtained from the early portion of S coda waves. It suggests that η parameter does not depend on coda window’s location along the seismic signal. A comparative analysis of both Q0 and η values with those found recently shows that there is no difference in using early or later portion of S coda waves in the stations located on Pre-Cambrian basement in the Jo˜ao Cˆamara area. This comparison also shows that the major variations in Q0 values were observed at seismic stations installed on sedimentary terrain. Differences in the seismic attenuation, in both sides of the Samambaia fault, were also observed in this study, and it is in agreement with the hypothesis that Samambaia fault is a kind of boundary between two seismic attenuation zones.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science / természettudomány > QE Geology / földtudományok > QE01 Geophysics / geofizika
Depositing User: Endre Sarvay
Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2018 14:16
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2018 10:18

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