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Title: Surface ruptures and building damage of the 2003 Bam, Iran, earthquake mapped by satellite synthetic aperture radar interferometric correlation
Authors: Fielding, Eric J.
Talebian, M.
Rosen, P. A.
Nazari, H.
Jackson, J. A.
Ghorashi, M.
Walker, R.
Keywords: Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR)
surface ruptures
interferometry
Issue Date: 4-Mar-2005
Publisher: The American Geophysical Union
Citation: Journal of Geophysical Research, VOL. 110, B03302, doi:10.1029/2004JB003299, 2005
Abstract: We use the interferometric correlation from Envisat synthetic aperture radar (SAR) images to map the details of the surface ruptures related to the 26 December 2003 earthquake that devastated Bam, Iran. The main strike-slip fault rupture south of the city of Bam has a series of four segments with left steps shown by a narrow line of low correlation in the coseismic interferogram. This also has a clear expression in the field because of the net extension across the fault. Just south of the city limits, the surface strain becomes distributed over a width of about 500 m, probably because of a thicker layer of soft sedimentary material.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2014/40041
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