Seismological Research Letters
Pablo Koch, Francisco Bravo, Sebastian Riquelme
Recent efforts have been made to model the rupture process of large earthquakes in near‐real time (NRT) in Chile. In this study, we propose an automated procedure using strong‐motion data in an integrated system, which can characterize large earthquakes with a finite‐fault model (FFM) in NRT. We developed several heuristic rules using the preliminary W‐phase solutions to automatically set up the search ranges of the finite‐fault inversions. The results show using strong‐motion data and a W‐phase magnitude, it is possible to obtain a rapid kinematic FFM in just a few minutes after the earthquake origin time.