The accuracy of source parameters estimated from the source time function of seismic events at Rudna copper mine in Poland
The source time function of43 seismic events from Rudna copper mine was retrieved using empirical Greem's function deconvolution technique in the frequency and time domains. Thirty four events were studied preciously and nine new events were added, with moment magnitude raging from 2.1 to 3.6. the records of smaller events from the same area, with moment magnitude ranging from 1.5 to 2.7, were accepted as Grees's functions. Bith methods, the spectral division and the projected Landweber deconvolution, provided consistent results, but from an error analysis it follows that the classec spectral division solutions seem to be more reliable than the Lndweber solution. The relative source time functions retrieved from the records of a number of seismic stations (from 10 to 42) by the spectral division for 32 events and by the Landweber deconvolution for 36 events display directivity effects, implying unilaterally propagating ruptures. The rupture propagation direction and rupture velocity were estimated from the distribution of pulse widths and pulse maximum amplitudes as a function of station azimuths. The rupture velocity ranges from 0.25 to 0.9 of the shear wave velocity. Its values can be divided into two distinct sets: low velocity values in comparison with those from natural earthquakes, between 0.25 and 0.6 of shear wave velocity, and high velocity values greater than 0.6 of the shear wave velocity. The rupture velocity depends also to some extent on the rupture direction.
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