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The 2003 Bam (Iran) earthquake: Rupture of a blind strike-slip fault

Abstract:

An Mw 6.5 earthquake devastated the town of Bam in southeast Iran on 26 December 2003. Surface displacements and decorrelation effects, mapped using Envisat radar data, reveal that over 2 m of slip occurred at depth on a fault that had not previously been identified. It is common for earthquakes to occur on blind faults which, despite their name, usually produce long-term surface effects by which their existence may be recognised. However, in this case there is a complete absence of morpholog...

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10.1029/2004GL020058

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Journal:
GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS
Volume:
31
Issue:
11
Publication date:
2004-06-11
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ISSN:
0094-8276
Source identifiers:
81943
Language:
English
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pubs:81943
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uuid:ad0fa152-3040-44a8-a71f-a401b9a438b2
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pubs:81943
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2012-12-19

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