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Finite element method to invert coseismic slip of Yutian earthquake from InSAR
Author(s): Chisheng Wang; Changlin Wang; Xinjian Shan; Guohong Zhang; Liming Guo; Yufei Han
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Paper Abstract

The 2009 Ms 7.3 Yutian Earthquake ruptured the boundary between Yutian Country and Qira Country, Xinjiang. To simulate coseismic deformation of an earthquake, usually dislocation model with the assumption of homogeneous, isotropic and elastic half-space are applied. However, these assumptions are oversimplified and not always able to precisely approximate every earthquake. Here we took Finite Element Method (FEM) instead of dislocation model to infer coseismic fault slip from surface deformation observed by InSAR. To obtain Yutian earthquake coseismic displacement, ENVISAR/ASAR data from both descending and ascending orbits were processed. AQAQUS code was taken to generate Green functions and Quadratic Programming algorithm was implemented in the linear inversion. The inversed slip distribution imply Yutian earthquake to be a simple event with only one slip concentration on the fault plane. Maximum slip is up to 3.89m near the surface, occurs at N35.370, E81.510. The estimated moment magnitude is Mw 7.1.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 November 2010
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7841, Sixth International Symposium on Digital Earth: Data Processing and Applications, 78410L (3 November 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.873216
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Chisheng Wang, China Earthquake Administration (China)
Institute of Remote Sensing Application (China)
Changlin Wang, Ctr. for Earth Observation and Digital Earth (China)
Xinjian Shan, China Earthquake Administration (China)
Guohong Zhang, China Earthquake Administration (China)
Liming Guo, China Earthquake Administration (China)
Yufei Han, China Earthquake Administration (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7841:
Sixth International Symposium on Digital Earth: Data Processing and Applications
Huadong Guo; Changlin Wang, Editor(s)

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