A possible normal-fault rupture for the 464 BC Sparta earthquake

@article{Armijo1991APN,
  title={A possible normal-fault rupture for the 464 BC Sparta earthquake},
  author={R. Armijo and H. Lyon-Caen and D. Papanastassiou},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1991},
  volume={351},
  pages={137-139}
}
  • R. Armijo, H. Lyon-Caen, D. Papanastassiou
  • Published 1991
  • Geology
  • Nature
  • SURFACE ruptures have been identified for some normal-faulting earthquakes in the Aegean region1–3, but for most historical earthquakes the associated faults are unknown. This hampers the evaluation of the rates and styles of present-day deformation, and the assessment of seismic hazard in the region4. Here we examine the famous earthquake that destroyed Sparta in 464 BC. Using SPOT satellite images and fieldwork, we have mapped a 20-km-long normal fault scarp trending approximately north-south… CONTINUE READING
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    Development, deformation style, and seismic hazard of large normal faults
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