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Investigation on Bam (Iran) earthquake 26/12/03 based on interferometric coherence
Author(s): Issaak Parcharidis; Mahdi Zaré; Michael Foumelis; Emmanouil Psomiadis
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Paper Abstract

The Bam earthquake of 26/12/2003 (Mw=6.5) demolished the city of Bam and provoked serious damages in Baravat city, which are located in a tectonic intersection zone in the SE of Iran. The present study focus on Bam earthquake seismotectonic investigations and damages assessment based on Envisat interferometric coherence images. Field observations, SAR magnitude and multitemporal SAR images were also used to support and verify the coherence image interpretation. Concerning the damages assessment the results were very poor in terms of recognition and operational capabilities. On the contrary the used of interferometric coherence image came to be very useful for seismic fault and rupture zones detection. Through this method a hidden fault, a parallel segment of the already known Bam fault, was identified.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 October 2005
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5983, Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring, GIS Applications, and Geology V, 59831T (31 October 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.627485
Show Author Affiliations
Issaak Parcharidis, Harokopio Univ. of Athens (Greece)
Mahdi Zaré, International Institute of Earthquake Engineering and Seismology (Iran)
Michael Foumelis, Univ. of Athens (Greece)
Emmanouil Psomiadis, Agricultural Univ. of Athens (Greece)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5983:
Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring, GIS Applications, and Geology V
Manfred Ehlers; Ulrich Michel, Editor(s)

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