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Authors: Stramondo, S.*
Vannoli, P.*
Cannelli, V.*
Polcari, M.*
Melini, D.*
Samsonov, S.*
Moro, M.*
Bignami, C.*
Saroli, M.*
Title: X- and C-Band SAR Surface Displacement for the 2013 Lunigiana Earthquake (Northern Italy): A Breached Relay Ramp?
Title of journal: IEEE journal of selected topics in applied Earth observations and remote sensing
Series/Report no.: 7/7(2014)
Publisher: IEEE / Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Incorporated
Issue Date: Jul-2014
DOI: 10.1109/JSTARS.2014.2313640
Keywords: Earthquakes
inversion modeling
normal fault
relay ramp
remote sensing
seismogenic source
surface displacement
Abstract: In this paper, we applied the differential interferomet-ric synthetic aperture radar (DInSAR) technique to investigate and measure surface displacements due to the 5.3 ( 5.2), June 21, 2013 earthquake, occurred north of the Apuan Alps (NW Italy), in the discontinuity zone between the Lunigiana and Garfagnana area. Two differential interferograms showing the coseismic displace-ment have been generated using X-band and C-band data, taken from COSMO-SkyMed and RADARSAT-2 satellites, respectively. Both interferograms highlighted a clear pattern of subsidence of few cm located between the Lunigiana and Garfagnana basins. We then modeled the observed SAR deformation fields using the Okada analytical formulation and found them to be consistent with an extensional fault plane dipping toward NW at about 50 . The integrated analysis of DInSAR, geological data, modeling, and historical seismicity suggest that the fault responsible for the June 2013 earthquake corresponds to a breached relay ramp connecting the Lunigiana and Garfagnana seismogenic sources.
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