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[SIT32-02] Structural Properties of the 2015 Mw7.8 Nepal Earthquake
Keywords:the 2015 Mw7.8 Nepal earthquake , Earthquake relocation, Velocity structure
In this study, we relocate aftershock hypocenters and conduct 3D P- and S-wave tomography of the source region. This study will benefit from the waveforms recorded by near-field temporary arrays of nearly 100 broadband and short-period seismic stations deployed by the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Stanford University, and Tokyo University. This study extends our previous work (Bai et al., 2016; Pei et al., 2016) which relocated aftershocks within one month and conducted two-dimensional P-wave tomography of the source area. It is our goal to deepen the understanding of the velocity heterogeneity of the earthquake source zones and the geometry of the MHT, along with the Moho and other crustal discontinuities.
Bai, L., Liu, H., Ritsema, J., Mori, J., Zhang, T., Ishikawa, Y., Li, G., 2016. Faulting structure above the Main Himalayan Thrust as shown by relocated aftershocks of the 2015 Mw 7.8 Gorkha, Nepal earthquake, Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, 637-642,doi:10.1002/2015GL066473.
Pei, S., Liu, H., Bai, L., Liu, Y., Sun, Q., 2016. High-resolution seismic tomography of the 2015 Mw7.8 Gorkha earthquake, Nepal: Evidence for the crustal tearing of the Himalayan Rift, Geophys. Res. Lett., 43: 9045-9052. doi:10.1002/2016GL069808.