Rupture map and offset measurements, Fuyun fault, Xinjiang, China

Rupture map and offset measurements, Fuyun fault, Xinjiang, China

Rupture map and offset measurements.

Top, 1931 Fuyun rupture trace (red), in Northern Xinjiang (inset), mapped from Quickbird satellite image swath (swath limits indicated by thin lines). Red and green circles - with error ellipses - show epicenters of main shock (August 11, Ms 7.9) and large aftershock (August 18, M>7).

Bottom right, plot of clustered cumulative offsets along the south-central part of the rupture from retro- fitting of geomorphic markers into initial alignment. Error bars depend on the quality of measurements. Horizontal offset distribution. (Klinger et al. 2011)

References: 

Klinger Y., Etchebes M., Tapponnier P., Narteau C., Characteristic slip for five great earthquakes along the Fuyun fault in China. Nature Geoscience, 4, 389-392, doi:10.1038/ngeo1158, 2011