1999 Chi-Chi Earthquake
Mw 7.6 Chi-Chi earthquake was the
largest earthquake to occur within the Taiwan island during the last 100
years. The Chi-Chi earthquake resulted from rupturing and reactivation
of the Chelungpu fault, which is situated at the range front of the
fold-thrust belt of the Taiwan mountain belt. Immediately following the
earthquake, geologists of Taiwan as well as those from the foreign
countries mapped the near 100-km long surface ruptures.
Click here to see the overall slip pattern along the fault.
Below publication list shows our efforts on Earthquake Geology and Structural Geology
Lee, J.C., Chen, Y.G., Sieh, K., Chu, H.T., Mueller, K., Chan, Y.C., Rubin, C., Yeats, R., and Chen, W.S., 2001. A Vertical Exposure of the 1999 Surface Rupture of the Chelungpu Fault at Wufeng, Western Taiwan: Structural and Paleoseismic Implications for an Active Thrust Fault. Bull. Seism. Soc. Amer., 91, 5, 914-929.
J., Lee, J.C., Chu, H.T., Hu, J.C., Lu, C.Y., Chan, Y.C., Lin, T.J.,
Deffontaines, B., Font, Y., Tsai, Y.B., 2001. Le séisme de Chichi
(1999) et sa place dans l'orogène de Taiwan. C.
R. Acad. Sci. Paris,
IIa, 333, 1, 5-21.
F., Angelier, J., Lee, J.C., 2001. Le séisme
du 21 septembre 1999: influence de l’héritage structural et implication du socle au front de la chaine de
Taiwan. C. R. Acad. Sci.
Paris, série IIa, 333, 1, 93-103.
Chen, Y.G., Chen, W.S., Lee, J.C., Lee, Y.H., Lee, C.T., Chang, H.C., and Lo, C.H. 2001. Surface rupture of 1999 Chi-Chi earthquake yields insights on active tectonics of central Taiwan. Bull. Seism. Soc. Amer., 91, 5, 977-985.
Rubin, C., K. Sieh, Y.G. Chen, J.C. Lee, H.T. Chu, R. Yeats, K. Mueller, and Y.C. Chan, 2001. Post-earthquake response, 1999 Chi-Chi earthquake: evidence for past earthquakes, EOS, Transactions, 82, 47, 565 and 569.
J.C., Chu, H.T., Angelier, J., Chan,
Y.C., Hu, J.C., Lu, C.Y., and Rau, R.J., 2002. Geometry
and structure of northern surface ruptures of the 1999 Mw=7.6 Chi-Chi,
Taiwan earthquake: influence from inherited fold belt structures, Jour. Struct. Geol., 24,
Chen, Y.G., Chen, W.S., Wang, Y., Lo, P.W., Lee, J.C. and Liu, T.K., 2002. Geomorphic evidence for prior earthquakes: Lessons from the 1999 Chichi earthquake in central Taiwan, Geology, 30(2), 171-174.
Lu, C. Y., H. T. Chu,
J. C. Lee, Y.C. Chan, K.J. Chang, and F. Mouthereau, 2002. The
J.C., Rubin, Mueller, K, C., Chan, Y.C.,
J.C., C., Rubin, K. Mueller, Y.G. Chen,
H.T. Chu, Y.C. Chan, K. Sieh, and W.S. Chen, 2003.
Quantitative Analysis of the Movement along an Earthquake Thrust
Scarp: a case Study on a Vertical Exposure of the 1999 Surface Rupture
of the Chelungpu Fault at Wufeng,
J., J.C. Lee, H.T. Chu, and J.C. Hu, 2003. Reconstruction
of fault slip of the
J., Lee, J.C., Hu, J.C.,