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Authors: Golshadi, Zeinab* 
Famiglietti, Nicola Angelo* 
Atzori, Simone* 
Vicari, Annamaria* 
Title: Surface Displacement and Source Parameters of the 2021 Bandar-e Genaveh, Iran, Earthquake Determined from InSAR Observations
Journal: Applied Sciences 
Series/Report no.: /12 (2022)
Publisher: MDPI
Issue Date: 2022
DOI: 10.3390/app12094223
Abstract: On 18 April 2021, a MW 5.8 earthquake occurred near the city of Bandar-e Genaveh, southwestern Iran. Four synthetic aperture radar (SAR) images, acquired from Sentinel-1 (ESA Copernicus project) satellites in ascending and descending orbits, were used to get two displacement maps, catching the surface co-seismic effects through the two-pass InSAR technique. Modeling the deformation patterns using equations for a shear dislocation in elastic half-space allowed the source parameters and the slip distribution of the seismogenic source to be determined. We calculated that the rupture occurred on a reverse fault extending NW-SE, gently dipping NE and with a maximum slip reaching about 1 m. The northeast and low-dip angle of this fault are also consistent with the tectonics of the region, which is subject to deformation and shortening along the northern margin of the Arabian plate. Our estimations of the fault parameters agree with the Zagros Foredeep reverse fault. We additionally processed four other SAR images to investigate the possibility that the Mw 5.0 aftershock, which occurred about one month later, induced surface effects visible with InSAR. This analysis, however, did not provide any clear conclusions.
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