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Title: The 2003 Bam (Iran) earthquake: Rupture of a blind strike-slip fault
Authors: Talebian, M.
Fielding, E. J.
Funning, G. J.
Ghorashi, M.
Jackson, J.
Nazari, H.
Parsons, B.
Priestley, K.
Rosen, P. A.
Walker, R.
Wright, T. J.
Issue Date: 2004
Citation: Geophysical research letters, vol. 31, L11611, doi:10.1029/2004GL020058
Abstract: A magnitude 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 morphological features associated with the seismogenic fault that destroyed Bam.
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