Comment on "Zemmouri earthquake rupture zone (M-w 6.8, Algeria): Aftershocks sequence relocation and 3D velocity model" by A. Ayadi et al.
|Author(s)||Deverchere Jacques1, 2, de Lepinay Bernard Mercier3, Cattaneo Antonio4, Strzerzynski Pierre1, 2, Calais Eric5, Domzig Anne6, Bracene Rabah7|
|Affiliation(s)||1 : Univ Europeenne Bretagne, Brest, France.
2 : Univ Brest, Inst Univ Europeen Mer, UMR Domaines Ocean 6538, CNRS, F-29280 Plouzane, France.
3 : Univ Nice Sophia Antipolis, CNRS, UMR GeoAzur 6526, F-06560 Valbonne, France.
4 : IFREMER, Ctr Brest, Lab Environm Sedimentaires, F-29280 Plouzane, France.
5 : Purdue Univ, Dept Earth & Atmospher Sci, W Lafayette, IN 47907 USA.
6 : Midland Valley Explorat, Glasgow G2 2HG, Lanark, Scotland.
7 : SONATRACH Explorat, Ctr Res & Dev, Boumerdes 35000, Algeria.
|Source||Journal Of Geophysical Research-solid Earth (0148-0227) (Amer Geophysical Union), 2010-04 , Vol. 115 , N. B04320 , P. 1-6|
|WOS© Times Cited||13|
|Keyword(s)||Boumerdès-Zemmouri earthquake, deformation, kinematics, margin|
|Abstract||Although often difficult to characterize, the relationship between a seismic rupture, its aftershock sequence, and cumulative subsurface or surface faulting or folding is an important challenge to modern seismology and seismotectonics. Among other benefits, it helps document fault length, slip, and magnitude relationships, reconstruct the evolution of the rupture process through historical and prehistorical times and identify the complexity of the deformation in its path toward the surface. This approach is a prerequisite to any seismic hazard assessment but is particularly difficult for faults whose surface trace projects offshore. A specific effort to identify and quantify the source parameters of large earthquakes in coastal areas is therefore needed, not only in subduction zones but also in areas of slow rate and/or diffuse deformation.|