The 15.5 mile (25 kilometer) long swath of aftershocks suggest the rupture lies along this orientation (top panel). There are some small north-striking and west-striking faults within 1.2–6.2 miles (2-10 kilometers) of the epicenter, but none are oriented similarly to the pattern of aftershocks (middle panel). The ground deformation from radar satellites shows few tears in the fringes, indicating that the rupture is largely ‘blind,’ meaning that the fault that slipped does not break the surface. A mesh of N-S and E-W (red) faults with very small offsets are also inferred from the satellite radar imagery (bottom panel).
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