Earth Institute Research Projects

Analysis of Microseismicty at Parkfield, California, Through Improved Detection and Location

Lead PI: Dr. David Schaff , Dr. Felix Waldhauser

Unit Affiliation: Seismology, Geology & Tectonophysics, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO)

June 2009 - May 2010
North America ; Asia ; California ; Parkfield
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: The project will use a correlation detector to detect new events in the two months surrounding the 2004 Parkfield earthquake.

OUTCOMES: Found a correlation detector detects about 5x as many events as in the catalog with some new foreshocks and aftershocks that follow Omori's law.