The 20 April 2013 Lushan earthquake (moment magnitude Mw 6.6, surface‐wave magnitude Ms 7.0) ruptured part of the southern segment of the Longmenshan fault zone in western Sichuan, China. The Longmenshan fault zone is a tectonic boundary that separates the rigid Sichuan basin to the east and the eastern Tibetan plateau to the west. The Lushan earthquake was a typical thrust event initiated at a relatively shallow depth of about 12 km. Although this earthquake did not produce obvious surface ruptures, it still caused strong shaking around its epicenter and resulted in more than 200 deaths or missing...

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