ABSTRACT

We show how vertical downhole distributed acoustic sensing arrays can be used for P- and S- velocity analysis along the array. Using such velocity models, the array can be used in an effective moveout-based earthquake detection approach. We demonstrate both applications on 20 days of passive records at the San Andreas Fault Observatory at Depth, which comprises of a ~800 m deep vertical array. Estimated P velocities are comparable to an active geophone survey and S velocities are extracted for the first time in the area. Over 75% of the events in the USGS catalog in the area are detected, as well as a new earthquake.

Presentation Date: Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Session Start Time: 1:50 PM

Presentation Time: 3:55 PM

Location: 221C

Presentation Type: Oral

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