The Stability of H/V Spectral Ratios from Noise Measurements in Armutlu Peninsula (Turkey)

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LİVAOĞLU H. , IRMAK T. S. , ÇAKA D. , YAVUZ E., LUEHR B. G. , WOITH H., ...Daha Fazla

International Conference on Advances in Natural and Applied Sciences (ICANAS), Antalya, Türkiye, 21 - 23 Nisan 2016, cilt.1726 identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 1726
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1063/1.4945834
  • Basıldığı Şehir: Antalya
  • Basıldığı Ülke: Türkiye


The horizontal to vertical spectral ratio (H/V) method has been successfully using in order to estimate the fundamental resonance frequency of the sedimentary cover, its thickness and amplification factor since at least 3 decades. There are numerous studies have been carried out on the stability of the H/V spectral ratios. Almost all studies showed that fundamental frequency is stable even measurements are repeated at different times. From this point of view, the results will show us an approach whether the stations are suitable for accurate estimate of earthquake studies and engineering purposes or not. Also we want to see if any effects of the amplification factor changing on the seismograms for Armutlu Seismic Network (ARNET) even though seismic stations are established far away from cultural noise and located on hard rock sites. It has been selected one hour recorded data of all stations during the most stationary times. The amplification and resonant frequency variations of H/V ratio were calculated to investigate temporal stability in time. There is a total harmony in fundamental frequencies values and H/V spectral ratio values in time-lagged periods. Some stations shows secondary minor peaks in high frequency band due to a shallow formation effect or cultural noises around. In the east side of the area ILYS station shows amplitude peak in lower fundamental frequency band from expected. This could compose a high amplification in lower frequencies and so that yield less reliable results in local earthquakes studies. By the experimental results from ambient noise analysis, it could be worked up for relocation of one station.