ISBN: 978-981-09-5471-0 DOI: 10.18178/wcse.2015.04.051
A Comparative Analysis of Digital Filtering for Seismic Signals from Adana, Van, and Bingol Earthquakes in Turkey
Abstract— This paper includes a comparative application of the digital filters on data processing for
the strong motion data recorded during earthquakes. Three types of digital, acausal filters (designed
by Butterworth, Bessel, and Chebyshev type I) with N=4 were used to remove the unwanted noise.
The data has been collected from three different stations located in Turkey (Adana, Van, and Bingol)
that are working with a digital type of seismograph (Guralp cmg5td and SigSasmach). Those stations
are close to the earthquake events with different moment magnitudes Mw = 4.5, 3.8, and 3.3. The
SAC software tool has been used to evaluate digital filter influence on time series (acceleration,
velocity, and displacement). This has been done by measuring and comparing some strong motion
parameters (peak ground acceleration, peak ground velocity, and peak ground displacement).
Index Terms— PGA, PGV, PGD, Butterworth, Bessel, Chebyshev (type I), SAC, Acausal filters.
Coskun Bayrak, Samer Al-Khateeb
Computer Science Department, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, US
Computer Engineering Department, KTO Karatay University, TURKEY
Cite: Samer Al-Khateeb, Engin Mendi, Coskun Bayrak, "A Comparative Analysis of Digital Filtering for Seismic Signals from Adana, Van, and Bingol Earthquakes in Turkey," 2015 The 5th International Workshop on Computer Science and Engineering-Information Processing and Control Engineering (WCSE 2015-IPCE), pp. 307-313, Moscow, Russia, April 15-17, 2015.