The Mw 6.6 Lushan earthquake (hereafter referred to as the Lushan earthquake) occurred in the early morning on 20 April 2013 (Fig. 1). The earthquake caused more than 200 casualties, injured more than ten thousand people, and caused huge economic loss. This event was the most damaging earthquake in China since the 2008 M 8.0 Wenchuan earthquake and the 2010 M 7.1 Yushu earthquake.

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The Lushan earthquake was widely felt as far as 500 km away, in an area of almost 1 million square kilometers. The area that suffered damage is also substantial (∼20,000 square kilometers). After five...

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