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Understanding Seismogenic Structures and Earthquake Hazard Mitigation Enhanced by Satellite Geodesy

A special issue of Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292). This special issue belongs to the section "Remote Sensing in Geology, Geomorphology and Hydrology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2024) | Viewed by 913

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Dun Wang
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School of Earth Sciences, China University of Geosciences, Wuhan 430074, China
Interests: real-time seismology; induced seismicity; active faults
Prof. Dr. Lihua Fang
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Guest Editor
Institute of Geophysics, China Earthquake Administration, Beijing 100081, China
Interests: earthquake detection and relocation; AI seismology; real-time seismology
Darpartment of Earth and Space Sicences, Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen 518055, China
Interests: GNSS data processing; earthquake source inversion; earthquake/tsunami warning
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Dr. Wanpeng Feng
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Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Geodynamics and Geohazards, School of Earth Sciences and Engineering, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou 510275, China
Interests: source modelling; InSAR processing; earthquake cycle
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Istituto di Geologia Ambientale e Geoingegneria, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, 20131 Milano, Italy
Interests: geology of volcanic areas; field survey; volcano-tectonic; volcanic geomorphology; volcanology; neotectonics; paleoseismology; volcaniclastic deposits; volcano lateral collapses; volcanic hazard assessment; GIS; geothermal resources
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue aims to advance the fields of earthquake physics and earthquake hazard mitigation by highlighting the significance of integrating satellite-based geodetic and seismological approaches. Satellite geodesy can provide direct images for the entire faulting processes, which has been widely applied to estimate earthquake processes, fault geometry, seismicity patterns, and earthquake hazard mitigation requirements. To bring together studies on how we utilize remote sensing in earthquake sciences, we aim to enhance our understanding of seismogenic structures, earthquake-induced hazards, and improve the effectiveness of earthquake hazard mitigation strategies.

The aim of this Special Issue is to provide a platform for researchers to share their latest findings, methodologies, and applications in remote sensing applications or/and data assimilation. By encouraging interdisciplinary collaborations, we seek to promote knowledge exchange and stimulate innovative approaches that integrate seismological and geodetic data.

Researchers may contribute original research articles, reviews, and case studies on the following themes (but are not limited by):

  • Seismological and geodetic data analysis techniques for characterizing earthquake physics;
  • Advances in earthquake source modeling using seismological and/or geodetic data;
  • High-resolution fault imaging and characterization using combined seismological and geodetic approaches;
  • Spatiotemporal analysis of earthquake occurrence and seismicity patterns;
  • Real-time monitoring and early warning systems for earthquake hazard mitigation;
  • Integration of seismological and geodetic data for assessing earthquake hazards and risks;
  • Innovative methodologies and algorithms for integrating seismological and geodetic observations in earthquake research;
  • Case studies demonstrating successful applications of seismological and geodetic approaches in earthquake hazard mitigation.

By submitting their work to this Special Issue, researchers have the opportunity to contribute to the advancement of seismology and geodesy, foster interdisciplinary collaborations, and provide insights into seismogenic structures and real-time earthquake hazard mitigation.

Prof. Dr. Dun Wang
Prof. Dr. Lihua Fang
Dr. Kejie Chen
Dr. Wanpeng Feng
Dr. Gianluca Groppelli
Guest Editors

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  • surface deformation
  • GNSS time series
  • remote sensing applications
  • satellite geodesy
  • source process
  • earthquake hazard mitigation
  • geodetic inversion
  • high-performance computing (HPC)

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Electrical Structure of Southwestern Longmenshan Fault Zone: Insights into Seismogenic Structure of 2013 and 2022 Lushan Earthquakes
Remote Sens. 2024, 16(2), 370; - 17 Jan 2024
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On 1 June 2022, a magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck the southern segment of the Longmenshan fault zone on the eastern edge of the Tibetan Plateau, once again causing casualties and economic losses. Understanding the deep-seated dynamic mechanisms that lead to seismic events in [...] Read more.
On 1 June 2022, a magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck the southern segment of the Longmenshan fault zone on the eastern edge of the Tibetan Plateau, once again causing casualties and economic losses. Understanding the deep-seated dynamic mechanisms that lead to seismic events in the Lushan earthquake area and assessing the potential hazards in seismic gap areas are of significant importance. In this study, we utilized 118 magnetotelluric datasets collected from the Lushan earthquake area and employed three-dimensional electromagnetic inversion with topographic considerations to characterize the deep-seated three-dimensional resistivity structure of the Lushan earthquake area. The results reveal that the Shuangshi–Dachuan fault in the Lushan earthquake area can be divided into two relatively low-resistivity zones: a western zone dipping southeastward and an eastern zone with a steeper slightly northwestern dip. These two zones intersect at a depth of approximately 20 km, forming an extensional pattern resembling a “Y” shape. The epicenters of both the 2013 and 2022 Lushan earthquakes are primarily located in the upper constricted portion of the pocket-like low-resistivity body at depth. The distribution of seismic aftershocks is confined within the region enclosed by the high-resistivity body, following the pattern of the Y-shaped low-resistivity zone. Full article
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