Geophysical research: article

A. Rashidi1
H. Kianimehr2
S. Shafieibafti3
A. Mehrabi3
R. Derakhshani3,4
1 International Institute of Earthquake Engineering and Seismology, Tehran, Iran 2 Iranian Seismological Center, Institute of Geophysics, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran 3 Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Kerman, Iran 4 Utrecht University, Utrecht, the Netherlands
Journal: Geophysical research
Tome: 22
Number: 3
Year: 2021
Pages: 70-84
UDK: 551,243
DOI: 10.21455/gr2021.3-5
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Keywords: active faults, seismic activity, geomorphological evidence, releasing and restraining bends, Central Iran
Аnnotation: The western margin of the Lut Block, in southeastern Iran, has experienced many historical and instrumental destructive earthquakes where 13 earthquakes, from 1977 to 2020, totally had surface rupture with a length of roughly 207 km. In this study, we indicated active tectonic evidence of the fundamental faults based on the DEM terrain interpretation, and satellite data analysis with field data. We investigated surface evidence related to the activity of the faults and their depth charac-teristics. Our results of the geometric-kinematic characteristic of the faults have general applica-tions in describing strike-slip faults, development of releasing, and restraining bends in positive flower structures.
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