This project aims at quantifying and understanding the structural dynamics within the crust leading to, during and after a great megathrust earthquake. This includes the evolution of stress in the lithosphere and identifying signatures of possible fluid migration at depth. We will exploit the dataset acquired during the 2014 M W 8.1 Iquique earthquake sequence, which is distinguished from most other great subduction earthquakes in the first place by its rich foreshock sequence but also the continuity of monitoring by the IPOC network (http://www.ipoc-network.org/welcome-to-ipoc).
Dr. Christoph Sens-Schönfelder (GFZ Potsdam)
DFG Project (2015-2018) in the frame of the DFG bundle project 'Pisagua-Iquique Earthquake Sequence - a ChAnce for Detailed Observations of Seismogenesis (PESCADOS)'
J. Folesky, J. Kummerow, G. Asch, B. Schurr, Ch. Sippl, F. Tilmann, S. A. Shapiro; Estimating Rupture Directions from Local Earthquake Data Using the IPOC Observatory in Northern Chile. Seismological Research Letters ; 89 (2A): 495–502, doi.org/10.1785/0220170202