Kythira Earthquake

On Sunday 8th of January 2006, 11:34 (GMT) an earthquake of magnitude M=6.6 occurred in Southern Aegean east of Kythira Island. The epicenter was located 195 km south of Athens. The earthquake was felt throughout Greece. Minor damages were reported in Kythira Island and surrounding areas. The main event was followed by a small number of aftershocks.



Date Time Latitude(o)  Longitude(o)  Depth(km) Mw Source
08-01-2006 11:34:54.474 36.2326 N 23.3950 E 65.0 6.6 ATHU


                              
Seismicity Seismic Moment Teleseismic Modeling Regional Modeling
Focal Mechanisms Body Wave Inversion Slip Distribution ShakeMap

Seismicity 1964-2005 M>3.9
The location of the main event is presented by a star


 

Seismic Moment and Moment Magnitude Determination
by Spectral Analysis

Mo = 8.5 10**25 Dyne.cm         Mw=6.6


 

Source parameters determination using Teleseismic P,SH,SV waves


 

Source Papameters Determination
Local - Regional Distances




 

Fault Plane Solutions of Large Events


 

Map of Stations and focal mechanism


 

Body Wave Inversion (30 < < 90)
and slip distribution determination




 

Slip Distribution




 

ShakeMap
Peak Ground Velocity (cm/sec)




 

Slip model calculated by Agalos A. email: aagalos@geol.uoa.gr
Earthquake modeled by Moshou Alexandra, email: amoshou@geol.uoa.gr

References:

Agalos A., Papadimitriou P. and Makropoulos K.,2007. Source Parameters Estimation from
Broadband Regional Seismograms for Earthquakes in the Aegean Region and the Gorda Plate.
Proceedings of the 11th International Congress Athens, May 2007

Agalos A., Papadimitriou P., Makropoulos K., 2008. Rupture Histories of Strong Earthquakes. 31st General
Assembly of the European Seismological Commission, held at the Creta Maris
Conference Center, Hersonissos, Crete Greece, Book of Short papers, p 9-16.

Bouchon Michel, 1981. A simple method to calculate Green s functions for elastic layered media.
BSSA, 71, 4, 959-971.

Hartzell S. H., and Heaton T. H., 1983. Inversion of strong ground motion and teleseismic waveform
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Moshou A., Papadimitriou P. and Makropoulos K.,2007. Teleseismic Body Wave Inversion.
Proceedings of the 11th International Congress Athens, May 2007

Moshou A., Papadimitriou P., Makropoulos K., 2008. Waveform Inversion using Teleseismic and
Regional Data for Earthquakes that Occurred in Greece. 31st General Assembly of the European
Seismological Commission, held at the Creta Maris Conference Center, Hersonissos, Crete Greece,
Book of abstracts, p 95.

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