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Acta Seismologica Sinica

, Volume 9, Issue 2, pp 197–208 | Cite as

The source rupture feature of the southern Taiwan Straits earthquake of September 16, 1994 (M S7.3) & the analysis of earthquake circumstance in southeastern coast of China

  • Xiang-Xiong Chen
  • Ding-Qiang Yuan
  • Chang-Jiang Wu
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Abstract

According to the source mechanism of the main shock and the distribution feature of the aftershocks occurring in the southern Taiwan Straits on Sept. 16, 1994, in this paper the authors analysed the source rupture feature of the major earthquake, demonstrated that this seismic sequence possessed the characteristics of a large intraplate earthquake. And according to the seismotectonic background and the historical seismicity in the area, the authors clarified the active characteristics of the seismically active belts along northwestern direction and analysed preliminarily the earthquake circumstance in the southeastern coast of China.

Key words

source rupture intraplate earthquake Taiwan Straits 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xiang-Xiong Chen
    • 1
  • Ding-Qiang Yuan
    • 1
  • Chang-Jiang Wu
    • 1
  1. 1.Seismological Bureau of Fujian ProvinceFuzhouChina

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