Shear-wave velocity structure from MASW and SPAC methods. The case of Adra town, SE Spain
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Author/sMartínez-Pagán, Pedro; Navarro, Manuel; Pérez-Cuevas, Jaruselsky; Alcalá, Francisco J.; García-Jerez, Antonio; [et al.]
The damage distribution in the town of Adra (south-eastern Spain) during the 1993 and 1994 Adra earthquakes, magnitude Mw 5.0 and maximum intensity degree of VII (European Macroseismic Scale), was mainly concentrated in the southeast sector, where low-diagenetic (soft) sediments outcrop. As new urbanizations are planned in that sector, a soil classification based on the shallow shear-wave velocity (Vs) structure is needed. For the purpose of earthquake disaster mitigation, the Spatial Autocorrelation (SPAC) and the Multichannel Analysis of Surface Waves (MASW) methods were used to propose integrated 2D Vs models for the seismic response characterization of shallow geology. Joint inversion of H/V spectral ratios of ambient noise, interpreted under the Diffuse Field Approach, and dispersion curves derived from the SPAC method allowed to obtain more constrained models. Both, SPAC and MASW methods provided similar results for the surveyed geological formations. From these models, a classif...