Acta Seismologica Sinica

, Volume 7, Issue 3, pp 379–388 | Cite as

Process of source dynamics of the Jingtai earthquake (M=6.2)

  • Xue-Bin Du
  • Zhi-De Yan
  • Ming-Wu Zou


In this paper, the process of source dynamics of the Jingtai earthquake (M=6.2) is studied on the basis of both earth resistivity changes before the event and the spatial directivity of single-observatory magnitude measurements of the seismic network of China. The following conclusions are obtained: the NW-SE directional tension stress (or the one about in the direction) inside the source region was enhanced during the short period from three to five months before the event, and done still further about in twenty odd days before the event, so that it finally leads the fault in about the EW strike to produce dislocation in NWW-SEE direction. Finally, this dislocation pattern caused the strong ground vibration to be received at the seismic observatories which were located in the NWW and SEE directions of the epicenter, while the weak vibration to be received at the ones in NE and south directions of the epicenter. At last, understandings on the imminent earthquake prediction through earth resistivity method are set forth.

Key words

earth resistivity magnitude measurement active fault 


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© Acta Seismologica Sinica 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Xue-Bin Du
    • 1
  • Zhi-De Yan
    • 1
  • Ming-Wu Zou
    • 1
  1. 1.Earthquake Research Institute of LanzhouState Seismological BureauLanzhouChina

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