ERA Focuses Issue on Earthquake Sequences in Western China in May 2021

Published 16 June, 2021

Multiple bursts of earthquakes occurred in western China in May 2021. two of the most significant seismic events had occurred on 21 May - a 6.4 magnitude earthquake that jolted Yangbi Yi Autonomous County in Yunnan Province and a 7.4 magnitude earthquake that struck Madoi County in southern Qinghai Province. The 6.4 mainshock was preceded by a rigorous foreshock sequence that had started a few days earlier. Additional earthquakes are expected to occur in the epicentral regions of both mainshocks, as well as other regions in western China. This special issue of Earthquake Research Advances (ERA) solicits research articles that systematically investigate these sequences.

Topics Covered: 

  • Mainshock source parameters
  • Foreshock and aftershock evolutions
  • Near-field and remote triggering
  • Seismotectonics and geologic observations
  • Geodetic observations of inter-seismic, co-seismic and post-seismic deformation
  • Shaking-related liquefaction, damage patterns and geohazards

Important Deadlines:

  • Submission deadline: 30 October 2021
  • Publication date: 31 January 2022

Guest Editors:

  • Zhigang Peng, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA.
  • Jing Liu-Zeng, Tianjin University, China.
  • Dun Wang, China University of Geosciences (Wuhan), China.
  • Jie Liu, China Earthquake Networks Center, China.
  • Baoshan Wang, University of Science and Technology of China, China.
  • Qiang Ma, Institute of Engineering Mechanics, China Earthquake Administration, China.
  • Zufeng Chang, Yunnan Earthquake Agency, China.

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