In this cross-section, W is on the left and E is on the right. The topography is in green at top, and the seismic wave speed, Vp, is at bottom Francis T. Wu. The 6 Feb 2016 (Taiwan time) M=6.4 mainshock is the green ‘beach ball’ (focal mechanism). Taiwanese seismologists suspect that the rupture aligns with the small red beachballs on a gently inclined ‘blind’ thrust fault.
Latest posts by Temblor (see all)
- Will Oregon’s legislature choose resiliency? - February 18, 2020
- How good is earthquake early warning? - February 12, 2020
- Response and initial scientific findings from the southwestern Puerto Rico 2020 Seismic Sequence - January 27, 2020