19–23 Jun 2023
Hofburg Palace & Online
Europe/Vienna timezone

Classification of Seismic Events Using a Cross-Correlation Based Approach

22 Jun 2023, 09:00


Board: 37
E-poster T3.5 Analysis of Seismic, Hydroacoustic and Infrasound Monitoring Data Lightning talks: P3.5, P5.1


Mr Abderrahman Atmani (Ibn Zohr University)


Seismic events are produced by different types of sources (e.g. local earthquakes, distant earthquakes, quarry blasts, nuclear explosions, volcano activity, etc.). These events are detected by seismic network stations and stored. The first important task in seismic signal processing is to identify the source of each detected event. This task should be performed automatically due to the large amount of data recorded daily. In some cases, it needs to be achieved almost in real time in order to launch an alarm. Various approaches have been proposed in the literature. Most of these approaches necessitate extraction of the event signal features, like shape, length, frequency content, moments (covariance, skewness and kurtosis) etc. In this work, we propose an easy and straightforward classification method which does not require any feature extraction. This method is based on the cross-correlation function. The application of this method to a real seismic database of different classes shows that it can achieve good classification results.

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The main goal is to improve seismic classification algorithms and exchange knowledge and ideas with the broader scientific community, so that these algorithms can be extended to help the CTBTO in detecting nuclear explosions.

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Mr Abderrahman Atmani (Ibn Zohr University)


Mr El Hassane Ait Laasri (Ibn Zohr University) Mr Driss Agliz (Ibn Zohr University) Es-Said Akhouayri (Ibn Zohr University)

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