Ground displacements around the fault of the September 20(th), 1999, Chi-chi Taiwan earthquake

Citation
Tc. Shin et al., Ground displacements around the fault of the September 20(th), 1999, Chi-chi Taiwan earthquake, GEOPHYS R L, 28(8), 2001, pp. 1651-1654
Citations number
12
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Earth Sciences
Journal title
GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS
ISSN journal
0094-8276 → ACNP
Volume
28
Issue
8
Year of publication
2001
Pages
1651 - 1654
Database
ISI
SICI code
0094-8276(20010415)28:8<1651:GDATFO>2.0.ZU;2-U
Abstract
Ground displacements in the meizoseismal area of the September 20, 1999, Ch i-chi earthquake are derived from accelerograms at 39 stations. On the hang ing wall side a maximum horizontal, NW-directed motion of 8 meters and a ve rtical rise of 3.7 meters are found near the northern end of the N-S trendi ng surface trace of the fault. On the footwall side and next to the fault a maximum horizontal motion of 1.3 meters and a maximum downward vertical mo tion of 1 meter are observed. The displacement field describes the source a s a thrust fault with left-lateral motion. The displacements increase from south to north along the fault, and so does the left-lateral component of t he fault motion, from about 10% to 60% of the total horizontal displacement . The recorded motions, especially ground velocities and accelerations, are noticeably stronger on the hanging wall side than on the footwall side.