Earthquake Seismology

Treatise on Geophysics

Edited By

  • Hiroo Kanamori, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, USA

Earthquake Seismology presents the most recent findings on the physics of earthquakes. It includes chapters on seismicity studies from pre-historic periods to the most modern studies on a global scale, deep earthquakes, nucleation, stress transfer, triggering, hydrological processes, and recently discovered slow slips at plate boundaries. It also covers closely related fields including tsunami, volcanic seismology and physics, interaction between solid earth, atmosphere and ionosphere. Discussions on strong-motion seismology and its social implications are also reviewed.
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Book information

  • Published: August 2009
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-444-53463-7

Table of Contents

Gregory C. Beroza
Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, USA
Hiroo Kanamori
California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USASeismic Source Theory
Ra l Madariaga
cole Normal Sup rieure, Paris, FranceFracture and Frictional Mechanics
Yuri Fialko
University of California, San Diego, USADynamic Shear Rupture in Frictional Interfaces
Speeds, Directionality and Modes
Ares J. Rosakis, George Lykotrafitis and Hiroo Kanamori California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA
Kaiwen Xia
University of Toronto, Ontario, CanadaFriction of Rock at Earthquake Slip Rates
Terry E. Tullis
Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USAApplications of Rate-and-State-Dependent Friction to Models of Fault Slip and Earthquake Occurrence
James H. Dieterich
University of California, Riverside, USASlip Inversion
Satoshi Ide
University of Tokyo, JapanFault Interaction, Earthquake Stress Changes and the Evolution of Seismicity
Geoffrey King
Institute de Physique du Globe, Paris, FranceDynamic Triggering
David Hill
United States Geological Survey, Menlo Park, USA
Stephanie Prejean
United States Geological Survey, Anchorage, USADeep Earthquakes
Heidi Houston
University of Washington, Seattle, USAVolcanology 101 for Seismologists
Christopher Newhall
United States Geological Survey, USAVolcano Seismology
Hitoshi Kawakatsu
University of Tokyo, JapanEarthquake Hydrology
Michael Manga
University of California, Berkeley, USAInteraction of Solid Earth, Atmosphere and Ionosphere
Toshiro Tanimoto
University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
Juliette Artru-Lambin
Centre National d' tudes Spatiales, Toulouse, FranceEpisodic Aseismic Slip at Plate Boundaries
Susan Schwartz
University of California, Santa Cruz, USAGlobal Seismicity
Results from Systematic Waveform Analyses, 1976-2005
G ran Ekstr m
Columbia University, Palisades, New York, USATsunami
Kenji Satake
Geological Survey of Japan, Tsukuba, JapanPhysical Processes that Control Strong Ground Motion
John Anderson
University of Nevada, Reno, USAPaleo-Seismology
Lisa Grant
University of California, Irvine, USAArchaeo-Seismology
Amos M. Nur
Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, USAEarthquake Hazard Mitigation
New Directions and Opportunities
Richard Allen
University of California, Berkeley, USAThe Role of Fault Zone Drilling
Mark Zoback
Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, USA
William Ellsworth and Stephen Hickman
United States Geological Survey, Menlo Park, USAComplexity and Earthquakes
Donald Turcotte, Robert Shchebakov and John Rundle
University of California, Davis, USA