abstract

The analysis of P waves recorded at seismological observatories and seismic arrays at teleseismic distances and strong motion seismographs located at Koyna Dam suggest the Koyna earthquake of December 10 1967 to be a complex multiple event. Six of the events could be identified, and the second and third events are located with respect to the initiation using the Gutenberg sine-curve method at distances of 6 and 17 km due south, the average rupture velocity being 3.4 km/sec. The findings are consistent with the field observations and the different origin times, epicenters and magnitudes reported for the earthquake. Seismic array records are found to be very useful in examining the multiplicity of seismic events.

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