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Earthquake Seismology

Treatise on Geophysics

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.

Paperback, 720 pages

Published: August 2009

Imprint: Elsevier

ISBN: 978-0-444-53463-7


  • Overview
    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


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