A week of big earthquakes in Iran

Cross-section

Rough shape of the subducting Arabian plate (shading added by me) based on the earthquake locations of Enghdal et al. (2006), with approximate locations of this week's M 7.8 earthquake and the very similar M 7.2 event in western Pakistan, Jan 2011.

Rough shape of the subducting Arabian plate (shading added by me) based on the earthquake locations of Enghdal et al. (2006), with approximate locations of this week’s M 7.8 earthquake and the very similar M 7.2 event in western Pakistan, Jan 2011.

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