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    • Keywords


      InSAR; Yushu earthquake; coseismic; aftershock; post-seismic.

    • Abstract


      We carry out an integrated study on coseismic and post-seismic deformation caused by 2010 Yushu earthquake sequence, including both mainshock and aftershocks, by using multi-scene ENVISAT/ASAR data on two adjacent tracks. We map the extended deformation region to the west of mainshock and show the westward extension of seismogenic fault of mainshock. Based on our whole deformation field derived from mosaic interferograms, the total length of seismogenic fault reaches ${\sim }$103 km longer than ${\sim}$71 km suggested by the previous report. Several coseismic interferograms with different time baselines have similar deformation patterns, which indicate that the influence of aftershocks and post-seismic slip on coseismic deformation field is limited. Also, we observe a clear and separate deformation area, ${\sim}$38 km to the west of the mainshock epicentre, with maximum displacement of ${\sim }$9 cm. The localised deformation is composed of two patches with opposite motion directions, where an aftershock cluster with at least 47 events (> Ms 3.0) occurred. We infer that this localised deformation is caused by aftershocks ruptured on a blind active fault. While a weak post-seismic deformation band along main rupture zone near mainshock epicentre is likely attributable to short-term afterslip.

    • Author Affiliations


      Qu Chunyan1 Shan Xinjian1 Zuo Ronghu1 Zhang Guohong1 Liu Yunhua1

      1. State Key Laboratory of Earthquake Dynamics, Institute of Geology, China Earthquake Administration, Beijing 100029, People’s Republic of China.
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  • Journal of Earth System Science | News

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