The Darfield (Canterbury) earthquake
Geodetic observations and preliminary source model
High quality GPS and differential InSAR data have been collected for determining the ground deformation associated with the September 2010 Darfield (Canterbury) earthquake. We report preliminary results from a subset of these data and derive a preliminary source model for the earthquake. While the majority of moment release in the earthquake occurred on the strike-slip Greendale Fault a number of other fault segments were active during the earthquake including a steeply southeast-dipping thrust fault coincident with the earthquake hypocentre.
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