Earthquakes: Triggers, Environmental Impact and Potential Hazards


Kostas Konstantinou (Editor)
Dept of Earth Sciences, National Central University, Taoyuan County, Taiwan

Series: Natural Disaster Research, Prediction and Mitigation
BISAC: SCI082000

Earthquakes represent a natural phenomenon that throughout human history has caused destruction of man-made structures and dramatic loss of life. The study of earthquake phenomena has seen a rapid growth over the past few decades and has contributed significantly towards mitigating the effects of large earthquakes. This edited volume consists of a collection of ten chapters that address three topical areas related to earthquake research. The contributed chapters in this volume will be of use to a range of professionals such as Earth scientists, engineers and civil protection officers. (Imprint: Nova)




Table of Contents


1. Coastal tectonic strain and Paleoseismicity in the southern central Cascadia Margin, Oregon, USA
(Peterson, C., K. M. Cruikshank, M. E. Darienzo)
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2. The seismic hazard of the Villavincencio city, Colombia
(Chicangana, G., C. A. Vargas-Jimenez, A. Caneva, C. Mojica-Sanchez, T. A. Hernadez-Hernadez, J. Ardila-Escobar, A. Bernal-Jimenez)

3. The 9 July 1956 Amorgos earthquake, southern Aegean: Seismotectonics of a large tsunamigenic event
(Konstantinou, K.I., S. Rontogianni)

4. Characteristics of interaction between interplate earthquakes from the view of multi-scale simulations
(Ariyoshi, K.,Y. Kaneda)

5. Statistical seismicity in view of complex systems
(Hasumi, T., C.-C. Chen, T. Akimoto, Y. Aizawa)

6. Triggering and synchronization of seismicity: Laboratory and field data – A review
(Chelidze, T., T. Matcharashvili)

7. Ionospheric effects of seismogenic distrurbances of the global electric circuit
(Namgaladze, A. A., O. V. Zolotov)

8. Development of multi-component borehole instrument for continuous monitoring of crustal deformation
(Ouyang, Z.)

9. New model for avoiding collapses of reinforced concrete structures during strong earthquakes
(Tsonos, A. D.)

10. Increasing community potential to manage earthquake impacts: The role of social and cultural factors
(Paton, D., L.-J. Jang)


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