We detected shallow very low frequency earthquakes (VLFEs) off the Cape Muroto and Kii Channel in the Nankai subduction zone and estimated their moment rate functions. Combining the new and previously estimated catalogs, we obtained the comprehensive catalog of shallow VLFE moment rate functions along the Nankai Trough. We defined the shallow VLFE swarms and investigated the scaling relationships of their cumulative moments, activity area, and durations in each region. Detected swarms were considered candidates for shallow slow slip events. A similar scaling relationship was observed between the cumulative moments and activity areas, irrespective of regions. It indicates similar stress drops in each region. However, the relationship between the cumulative moments and durations varied. This difference was explained by the along-strike variations in the faulting conditions of shallow slow earthquakes, such as material or hydrological properties.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)