Rupture history of the 2009 L'Aquila (Italy) earthquake from non‐linear joint inversion of strong motion and GPS data

@article{Cirella2009RuptureHO,
  title={Rupture history of the 2009 L'Aquila (Italy) earthquake from non‐linear joint inversion of strong motion and GPS data},
  author={A. Cirella and A. Piatanesi and M. Cocco and E. Tinti and L. Scognamiglio and A. Michelini and A. Lomax and E. Boschi},
  journal={Geophysical Research Letters},
  year={2009},
  volume={36}
}
[1] We image the rupture history of the 2009 L'Aquila (central Italy) earthquake using a nonlinear joint inversion of strong motion and GPS data. This earthquake ruptured a normal fault striking along the Apennines axis and dipping to the SW. The inferred slip distribution is heterogeneous and characterized by a small, shallow slip patch located up-dip from the hypocenter (9.5 km depth) and a large, deeper patch located southeastward. The rupture velocity is larger in the up-dip than in the… Expand
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