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pure and applied geophysics

, Volume 123, Issue 3, pp 388–397 | Cite as

Evidence for transform faulting in the Ionian sea: The Cephalonia island earthquake sequence of 1983

  • E. M. Scordilis
  • G. F. Karakaisis
  • B. G. Karacostas
  • D. G. Panagiotopoulos
  • P. E. Comninakis
  • B. C. Papazachos
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Abstract

Accurate locations of aftershocks of the January 17, 1983 (Ms=7.0) main shock in the Ionian islands have been determined, as well as fault plane solutions for this main shock and its largest aftershock, which are interpreted as a right-lateral, strike-slip motion with a thrust component, on a fault striking in about a NE-SW direction.

This is considered as a transform fault in the northwesternmost part of the Hellenic arc.

Key words

Fault-plane solution Ionian sea Transform faulting 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. M. Scordilis
    • 1
  • G. F. Karakaisis
    • 1
  • B. G. Karacostas
    • 1
  • D. G. Panagiotopoulos
    • 1
  • P. E. Comninakis
    • 2
  • B. C. Papazachos
    • 1
  1. 1.Geophysical LaboratoryUniversity of ThessalonikiGreece
  2. 2.Seismological Inst.National Observatory of AthensGreece

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