Preface to the 2006 Pingtung Earthquake Doublet Special Issue

  • Author(s): Kuo-Fong Ma and Wen-Tzong Liang
  • DOI: 10.3319/TAO.2008.19.6.I(PT)
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  • Citation: Ma, K. F. and W. T. Liang, 2008: Preface to the 2006 Pingtung earthquake doublet special issue. Terr. Atmos. Ocean. Sci., 19, I-III, doi: 10.3319/TAO.2008.19.6.I(PT)

On 26 December 2006, two closely linked earthquakes, both ML 7.0, occurred only 8 minutes apart at 12:26:21 and 12:34:15 UT, respectively, in southwestern offshore of Taiwan near Pingtung. These two earthquakes were referred to as the Pingtung Earthquake Doublet that is unique not only because of being an earthquake doublet, but also both events were the largest in southwestern Taiwan during the past one hundred years. The occurrence of this doublet was in a region, where the seismic activity has been relatively low......

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