An Interpretation of the 1999 Chi-Chi Earthquake in Taiwan Based on the Thin-Skinned Thrust Model

@inproceedings{Wang2000AnIO,
  title={An Interpretation of the 1999 Chi-Chi Earthquake in Taiwan Based on the Thin-Skinned Thrust Model},
  author={C. Y. Wang and Chien-Hsin Chang and Horng-Yuen Yen},
  year={2000}
}
The 1999 Chi-Chi earthquake (ML =7 .3) which occurred in central Taiwan marks the island’s largest inland seismic event of the twentieth century. The Chi-Chi earthquake had three notable characteristics: 1) its source depth was very shallow (8 km), with aftershocks distributed in a semi-circular belt surrounding the Peikang basement high; 2) it triggered a 90 km long, north-south trending, active fault (the Chelungpu fault), mostly of the thrust type. Its hanging wall side suffered much larger… CONTINUE READING

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