SCIENCE CHINA Earth Sciences, Volume 64 , Issue 3 : 503-506(2021) https://doi.org/10.1007/s11430-020-9719-y

Earthquake potential of the seismic gap between the Wenchuan and Lushan earthquakes: Current status, thoughts, and challenges

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  • ReceivedSep 14, 2020
  • AcceptedJan 12, 2021
  • PublishedJan 28, 2021


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Funded by

Project of China Earthquake Administration(Grant,Nos.,2019CSES0109,2018CSES0101)

the National Natural Science Foundation of China(Grant,Nos.,41874053,42030108,41731072)

the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities

China University of Geosciences(Wuhan)

and the high-performance computing platform of China University of Geosciences.


We show our respect to the associate editor and two anonymous reviewers, their comments and suggestions improve the quality of this paper significantly. This work was supported by the Project of China Earthquake Administration (Grant Nos. 2019CSES0109, 2018CSES0101), the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos. 41874053, 42030108, 41731072) and the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities, China University of Geosciences (Wuhan) (Grant Nos. 162301132637, CUGCJ1707), and the High-performance Computing Platform of China University of Geosciences.


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  • Figure 1

    Tectonic background of the seismic gap between the Wenchuan and Lushan earthquakes. The red and yellow beach balls represent the focal mechanisms of the Wenchuan earthquake and the Lushan earthquake, respectively. The red and yellow pentagrams stars represent the epicenter locations of the Wenchuan earthquake and the Lushan earthquake, respectively. The blue and purple circles represent the relocated aftershocks of the Wenchuan and Lushan earthquakes, respectively. The dark gray ellipses 1 and 2 represent the seismic gaps of the central and southern segments of the Xianshui River (Guo et al., 2020) and the Anning River, respectively. The solid white circles represent the surrounding cities. WLSG, seismic seismic gap between Wenchuan and Lushan earthquakes; LMSF, Longmenshan fault; MJF, Minjiang fault; LRBF, Longriba fault; XSHF, Xiangshuihe fault; ANHF, Anninghe fault. I: South China block; II: Longmenshan subblock; III: Ahba subblock; IV: the northern subblock of the Sichuan-Yunnan terrace.

  • Figure 2

    Technique route for studies on the seismic hazard of seismic gap.


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