Abstract

Short- and long-period records of the P wave of the 1965 Rat Islands earthquake were analyzed to locate subevents within the main rupture. Four subevents were identified on the short-period records in the first 100 sec and on the two long-period records in the first 30 sec. The short-period subevents cluster in an area 100 km south of the initial epicenter which appears to be off of the main fault plane, an area in which two larger aftershocks have relatively high stress drops. The long-period subevents are located 90 km west of the initial epicenter. The times and locations of the first short- and long-period subevents indicate they were triggered by a front moving near the P-wave velocity.

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