Source mechanisms of the 2004 Baladeh (Iran) earthquake sequence from Iranian broadband and short-period data and seismotectonic implications

S. Donner, Dirk Rössler, F. Krüger, A. Ghods, M. Strecker

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    Abstract

    The northward movement and collision of the Arabian plate with Eurasia generates compressive stresses and resulting shortening in Iran. Within the Alborz Mountains, North Iran, a complex and not well understood system of strike-slip and thrust faults accomodates a fundamental part of the NNE-SSW oriented shortening. On 28th of May 2004 the Mw 6.3 Baladeh earthquake hit the north-central Alborz Mountains. It is one of the rare and large events in this region in modern time and thus a seldom chance to study earthquake mechanisms and the local ongoing deformation processes. It also demonstrated the high vulnerability of this densily populated region.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication date2011
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    EventAG Seismologie : 37. meeting - Sankelmark, Germany
    Duration: 1 Jan 2011 → …

    Conference

    ConferenceAG Seismologie : 37. meeting
    CitySankelmark, Germany
    Period01/01/2011 → …

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