Characterization of Lombok Earthquakes on July-August 2018 using Focal Mechanism Analysis

T. Karima, S. K. Wijaya, M. S. Rosid, S. Rohadi, Y. H. Perdana

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Focal mechanism study was carried out on 5 major earthquakes that occurred in Lombok on July-August 2018. The KIWI program was applied here to compare the parameters of the 5 earthquake sources. The principle of the KIWI program is inversion of wave components at various stations to obtain the moment tensor. Green's Function is also implemented to create synthetic waves representing the observation waves. Source parameters are taken from the synthetic waves from the five recorded events, and it was found that the 5 earthquakes on July 29th, 2018, August 5th, 2018, August 9th, 2018, and two earthquakes on August 19th, 2018 have strike values varying between 61°-74°, dip values between 18°-36°, and rake values between 75°-93°. These five earthquakes have similar source parameters, and have focal balls which state that the type of fault in these earthquakes are thrust faults. The similar source parameters, close range of time of occurrence, and hypocenter distances indicate that the earthquake events were most likely caused by the same fault.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012042
JournalIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2020
Event2nd International Conference on Science and Innovated Engineering, i-COSINE 2019 - Malacca, Malaysia
Duration: 9 Nov 201910 Nov 2019


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