Constraints on the source parameters of low-frequency earthquakes on the San Andreas Fault

@inproceedings{Thomas2016ConstraintsOT,
  title={Constraints on the source parameters of low-frequency earthquakes on the San Andreas Fault},
  author={Amanda M. Thomas and Gregory C. Beroza and David R Shelly},
  year={2016}
}
Low-frequency earthquakes (LFEs) are small repeating earthquakes that occur in conjunction with deep slow slip. Like typical earthquakes, LFEs are thought to represent shear slip on crustal faults, but when compared to earthquakes of the same magnitude, LFEs are depleted in high-frequency content and have lower corner frequencies, implying longer duration. Here we exploit this difference to estimate the duration of LFEs on the deep San Andreas Fault (SAF). We find that the M~ 1 LFEs have… CONTINUE READING