Abstract

The 2020 Magna, Utah, earthquake produced observable crustal deformation over an 100  km2 area around the southeast margin of Great Salt Lake, but it did not produce any surface rupture. To obtain a detailed picture of the fault slip, we combine strong‐motion seismic waveforms with Global Positioning System static offsets and Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar observations to obtain kinematic and static slip models of the event. We sample the regional seismic wavefield with three‐component records from 68 stations of the University of Utah Seismograph Stations network. We find that coseismic slip and afterslip, with predominantly normal slip, distributed on a shallowly west‐dipping plane, possibly augmented by afterslip on a steeply northeast‐dipping plane, best fits the joint dataset. The west‐dipping plane locates near previously inferred sources of interseismic creep at depth. Hence, the earthquake may have occurred on the down‐dip extension of the Wasatch fault and activated further slip (afterslip) at shallow depth east of the hypocenter. This inferred afterslip may have driven the vigorous aftershock activity that was concentrated east of the hypocenter.

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