Fault-Zone Properties and Earthquake Rupture Dynamics

Edited by

  • Eiichi Fukuyama, National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan

The dynamics of the earthquake rupture process are closely related to fault zone properties which the authors have intensively investigated by various observations in the field as well as by laboratory experiments. These include geological investigation of the active and fossil faults, physical and chemical features obtained by the laboratory experiments, as well as the seismological estimation from seismic waveforms. Earthquake dynamic rupture can now be modeled using numerical simulations on the basis of field and laboratory observations, which should be very useful for understanding earthquake rupture dynamics.
View full description


Primary Market: Graduate students and scientific researchers in seismology and/or structural geology/rock mechanics.Secondary Market: Professors and researchers in Earth Sciences who are interested in earthquake source physics.


Book information

  • Published: March 2009
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-374452-4


"Good supplementary material for researchers and graduate students who are interested in earthquake source physics."--Pure Applied Geophysics

Table of Contents

Title"Fault-zone Properties and Earthquake Rupture Dynamics"Table of contents:Chapter 1. "Introduction for the Fault-zone Properties and Earthquake Rupture Dynamics" by E. FukuyamaChapter 2. " Geometry and Slip Distribution of Co-seismic Surface Ruptures Produced by the 2001 Mw 7.8 Earthquake along the Strike-slip Kunlun Fault, Northern Tibet", by A. Lin Chapter 3. "Aseismic-seismic Transition and Fluid Regime along Subduction Plate Boundaries and a Fossil Example from the Northern Apennines of Italy" by P. Vannucchi, F. Remitti, J. Phipps-Morgan, and G. Bettelli Chapter 4. " Fault Zone Structure and Deformation Processes along an Exhumed Low-angle Normal Fault: Implications for Seismic Behaviour" by C. Collettini, R.E. Holdsworth and S.A.F. Smith Chapter 5. "Pseudotachylytes and Earthquake Source Mechanics" by G. Di Toro. G. Pennacchioni and S. Nielsen Chapter 6. "The Critical Slip Distance for Seismic and Aseismic Fault Zones of Finite Width" by C. Marone, M. Cocco, E. Richardson and E. Tinti Chapter 7. "Scaling of Slip Weakening Distance with Final Slip during Dynamic Earthquake Rupture" by M. Cocco, E. Tinti, C. Marone and A. PiatanesiChapter 8. " Rupture Dynamics on Bi-material fault and Non-linear Off-fault Damages" by T. YamashitaChapter 9. "Boundary Integral Equation Method for Earthquake Rupture Dynamics" by T. TadaChapter 10. "Dynamic Rupture Propagation of the 1995 Kobe, Japan, Earthquake" by E. Fukuyama