The 20 April 2013 Lushan earthquake, Ms 7.0 (China Earthquake Data Center [CENC]) or Mw 6.6 (U.S. Geological Survey [USGS]), with 196 people killed, and more than 10,000 injured according to the local government’s official report, was the strongest earthquake after the 12 May 2008, Ms 8.0 (CENC) or Mw 7.9 (USGS), Wenchuan earthquake in Sichuan province, China. This earthquake occurred in the southwestern part of the Longmen Shan fault zone, which also was the same causative fault zone of the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake (Fig. 1). The epicenter and focal depth of the Lushan earthquake...

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