Identification of similar seismic events using a phase-only correlation technique

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Identification and clustering of similar acoustic emission (AE) events are important to determine source locations precisely and to evaluate subsurface cracks. An AE cluster analysis method using phase-only correlation (POC) is proposed to identify and hierarchically classify similar AE waveforms. The POC of time-varying spectral representations is used to evaluate the similarity between two waveform images in the time–frequency domain, and cluster analysis is used to classify the waveforms into groups according to a distance measure. The method is applied to waveforms from local earthquakes in Japan to assess its ability to identify similar waveforms perturbed by white noise.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)984-987
Number of pages4
JournalConstruction and Building Materials
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Apr 20


  • Phase-only correlation
  • Similar waveform
  • Time-varying spectral representation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Materials Science(all)

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