Accurate earthquake source parameters such as fault mechanism, depth, and moment magnitude are not only important in seismic‐hazard assessment, but also are crucial to studies of earthquake rupture processes and seismotectonics. Although large earthquakes (Mw 7+) may cause substantial damage, they occur less frequently. In contrast, moderate earthquakes (Mw 5.0–6.5) occur with much higher frequency and may occur on faults not geologically identified. Some of the moderate earthquakes cause damage in densely populated communities, especially in developing countries (Baumbach et al., 1994; Hamzehloo, 2005). For example, the 2011 Mw 5 earthquake...

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