Aftershock Map for San Juan Bautista M5.1

08/12/1998 07:10 PDT

The first figure below is a map, the second is a cross-section. The map shows the epicenters and magnitudes of the San Juan Bautista main shock (large magenta circle), two weeks of aftershocks (smaller magenta circles), and 10 years of background seismicity (blue circles). The red lines are mapped faults, and the colored background indicates elevation. The dashed brown lines contain the earthquakes whose hypocenters are plotted as a function of depth and distance along strike in the cross-section. The dashed dark-blue ellipse approximates the rupture area of the earthquake, as inferred from the PGV rupture directivity and the M5.1 magnitude. For this earthquake, the rupture direction agrees well with the offset of the aftershocks.

rupture map rupture cross section

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