Studies of fault geometry and slip distribution associated with large earthquakes are important to improve our understanding of how continental lithosphere behaves physically in response to plate tectonic motions. The Zagros mountain fold‐and‐thrust belt in southwestern Iran is one of the largest and most active belts on our planet with continuous seismicity. This northwest–southeast‐trending belt extends in southwestern Iran within the Alpine–Himalayan orogenic chain, accommodating approximately 10  mm/yr of north–south shortening between Arabia and Eurasia (Nilforoushan et al., 2003; Tatar et al., 2004; Vernant et al., 2004). Earthquakes with moderate magnitudes of 5.5–6...

First Page Preview

First page PDF preview
You do not currently have access to this article.