The Silakhor (Lorestan, Iran) earthquake (Ms = 6.1) occurred on 31 March 2006, at 01:17:01 Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), shaking the Silakhor district in west Iran. In the macroseimal area, about 50% of buildings totally collapsed, and the others were severely damaged. The event occurred on the Dorud fault, a reverse high-angle fault with a strike-slip component, but it did not have a surface rupture. The macro-seismic analyses and analysis of the recorded accelerogram in Chalanchulan (0.52 g vertical and 0.43 g horizontal with TSTP value of about 1.2 seconds) show that the epicenter...

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