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

  • 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.

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Author details:Stefanie Donner, Dirk Rößler, Frank Krüger, Abdolreza Ghods, Manfred R. StreckerORCiDGND
Publication type:Other
Completion year:2011
Publishing institution:Universität Potsdam
Contributing corporation:Technical University Denmark, Inst. for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences
Release date:2011/10/05
Tag:Baladeh; Inversion; Iran; Momententensoren
Baladeh; Iran; inversion; moment tensors
Organizational units:Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät / Institut für Geowissenschaften
DDC classification:5 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / 55 Geowissenschaften, Geologie / 550 Geowissenschaften
Institution name at the time of the publication:Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät / Institut für Erd- und Umweltwissenschaften
License (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung, Nicht kommerziell, Keine Bearbeitung 3.0 Deutschland