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Study on a gravity precursor mode of the M s=7.0 Lijiang earthquake

Abstract

To study the seismogeny process or the precursory behavior of the 1976 M S=7.0 Lijiang earthquake, we analyze the repeat gravity data with high precision from the Western Yunnan Earthquake Prediction Experiment Area (WYEPEA) and the related results of geology and geophysics survey in this paper. Considering the gross errors caused by observation data and model difference, we have firstly inverted the slip distribution of the main active faults with time based on the robust Bayesian least squares estimation and multi-fault dislocation model. The results show that the slip changes of the faults with time from 1990 to 1997 obviously reflect the preparation process of the Lijiang earthquake. The images of main precursor mode have the characteristic of main shock-after shock type, which is agreement to the model of coupling movement between crust density and crust deformation (DD mode of coupling movement).

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Foundation item: Joint Seismological Science Foundation of China (101005) and the State Key Basic Research Project (G1998040703).

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Shen, Cy., Li, H. & Fu, Gy. Study on a gravity precursor mode of the M s=7.0 Lijiang earthquake. Acta Seimol. Sin. 16, 175–184 (2003). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11589-003-0020-y

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Key words

  • Lijiang earthquake
  • repeat gravity observation
  • precursor mode
  • time changes of faults slip

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  • P315.72+6