Volume 23, Issue 1
A New Earthquake Location Method Based on the Waveform Inversion

Hao Wu, Jing Chen, Xueyuan Huang & Dinghui Yang

Commun. Comput. Phys., 23 (2018), pp. 118-141.

Published online: 2018-01

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In this paper, a new earthquake location method based on the waveform inversion is proposed. As is known to all, the waveform misfit function under the Lmeasure is suffering from the cycle skipping problem. This leads to a very small convergence domain of the conventional waveform based earthquake location methods. In present study, by introducing and solving two simple sub-optimization problems, we greatly expand the convergence domain of the waveform based earthquake location method. According to a large number of numerical experiments, the new method expands the range of convergence by several tens of times. This allows us to locate the earthquake accurately even from some relatively bad initial values.

  • Keywords

Computational seismology, inverse theory, waveform inversion, earthquake location.

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49N45, 65K10, 86-08, 86A15

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In this paper, a new earthquake location method based on the waveform inversion is proposed. As is known to all, the waveform misfit function under the Lmeasure is suffering from the cycle skipping problem. This leads to a very small convergence domain of the conventional waveform based earthquake location methods. In present study, by introducing and solving two simple sub-optimization problems, we greatly expand the convergence domain of the waveform based earthquake location method. According to a large number of numerical experiments, the new method expands the range of convergence by several tens of times. This allows us to locate the earthquake accurately even from some relatively bad initial values.

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In this paper, a new earthquake location method based on the waveform inversion is proposed. As is known to all, the waveform misfit function under the Lmeasure is suffering from the cycle skipping problem. This leads to a very small convergence domain of the conventional waveform based earthquake location methods. In present study, by introducing and solving two simple sub-optimization problems, we greatly expand the convergence domain of the waveform based earthquake location method. According to a large number of numerical experiments, the new method expands the range of convergence by several tens of times. This allows us to locate the earthquake accurately even from some relatively bad initial values.

Hao Wu, Jing Chen, Xueyuan Huang & Dinghui Yang. (2020). A New Earthquake Location Method Based on the Waveform Inversion. Communications in Computational Physics. 23 (1). 118-141. doi:10.4208/cicp.OA-2016-0203
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