9780195078275

Geology of Earthquakes

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  • ISBN13:

    9780195078275

  • ISBN10:

    0195078276

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1997-01-02
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Summary

Written for readers with a general science background of earthquakes, thisbook focuses on the geological causes and effects of earthquakes, based inparticular, on field studies of occurrences worldwide. Introductory chaptersprovide background information on earthquake environment, including strike-slip,normal, and reverse faults, and the earthquake geology of subduction zones. Alsodescribed are the surface effects of earthquake shaking and the application ofearthquake geology to earthquake hazard evaluation and planning. Numerousphotographs and illustrations help illustrate the concepts discussed throughoutthe book.

Table of Contents

Introduction 3(4)
I. Background 7(158)
Earthquake Geography and Plate Tectonics
9(8)
Zechariah (ca. 520 B.C.E.) Israel
16(1)
Rock Deformation and Structure
17(25)
Geology of the Earthquake Source Region
42(18)
Johann F. J. Schmidt (1825-1884) Germany
59(1)
Seismic Waves
60(28)
Tectonic Geodesy
88(28)
Bunjiro Koto (185G-1935) Japan
114(2)
Quaternary Timescales and Dating Techniques
116(23)
Tectonic Geomorphology
139(26)
II. Earthquake Geology 165(280)
Strike-Slip Faults
167(82)
G. K. Gilbert (1843-1918) United States
245(2)
Alexander McKay (1841-1917) New Zealand
247(2)
Normal Faults
249(52)
Reverse Faults and Folds
301(70)
Charles R. Darwin (1809-1882) England
369(2)
Subduction-Zone Megathrusts
371(56)
D. G. de Dolomieu (1750-1801) France
425(2)
Secondary Effects
427(18)
III. Living with Earthquakes 445(28)
Seismic Hazard Assessment
447(26)
Appendix: Table of Historic Earthquakes with Surface Rupture 473(13)
Glossary 486(14)
Bibliography 500(51)
Index 551

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