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Envisat InSAR coseismic and post-seismic investigation of the 2008 Mw 6.3 Damxung earthquake, Tibet

26 February 2014

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In this study the scientists use Envisast ASAR data to investigate coseismic and post-seismic surface deformation associated with the 2008 Mw 6.3 Damxung earthquake on the Tibetan Plateau.

Fault parameters and coseismic slip model are derived by an improved non-linear inversion scheme for the InSAR data developed by the team to find an optimal rupture geometry and slip distribution on a fault in a layered elastic crust. The coseismic deformation pattern revealed by InSAR confirms that a west-dipping normal fault on the eastern margin of the Yadong-Gulu rift is responsible for this event.

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