Monday, October 26, 2015
Afghanistan blind thrust earthquake M7.5
It shows pure thrust, which I know is directed upward.
my Wikipedia article is still alive, although much improved. A long time ago (at work), I did a huge amount of this.
Nepal was like this. Within the valley no structure can survive since the pgv hits 2 m/s. This is the ideal place for my idea of container houses. For the other valleys, nothing will hit this one for a few hundred years.
Nepal was a bigger version, much closer to the 'Big Squoosh' of India. The nearest strong motion device registered 100 cm/s.
Add: We have to guess on the pgv, no instrument could survive. It would have to be on a huge screw pile, and then it wouldn't give the true surface pgv.
Add2: Ha, it was 200 km deep! Should have read that. Still a thrust, so it probably just put out 20 cm/s over a large area.