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Earthquake Research and Analysis

Seismology, Seismotectonic and Earthquake Geology

Edited by Sebastiano D'Amico

University of Malta, Malta

This book is devoted to different aspects of earthquake research. Depending on their magnitude and the placement of the hypocenter, earthquakes have the potential to be very destructive. Given that they can cause significant losses and deaths, it is really important to understand the process and the physics of this phenomenon. This book does not focus on a unique problem in earthquake processes, but spans studies on historical earthquakes and seismology in different tectonic environments, to more applied studies on earthquake geology.

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Earthquake Research and AnalysisSeismology, Seismotectonic and Earthquake GeologyEdited by Sebastiano D'Amico

Published: February 8th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/1117

ISBN: 978-953-307-991-2

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4365-9

Copyright year: 2012

Books open for chapter submissions

41126 Total Chapter Downloads

25 Crossref Citations

33 Web of Science Citations

51 Dimensions Citations


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1. Earthquakes in History – Ways to Find out About the Seismic Past of a Region

By Friedrich Barnikel and Mark Vetter


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2. The Traces of Earthquake (Seismites): Examples from Lake Van Deposits (Turkey)

By Serkan Üner, Çetin Yeşilova and Türker Yakupoğlu


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3. Parameters of the Strong Paleoearthquakes Along the Talas-Fergana Fault, the Kyrgyz Tien Shan

By A.M. Korjenkov, D. Rust, A. Tibaldi and S.V. Abdieva


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4. Generation Mechanism of Giant Earthquakes in Subduction Zones with Smaller-Size Interplate Earthquakes During Interseismic Period

By Takane Hori, Mamoru Hyodo and Shin’ichi Miyazaki


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5. Frictional Characteristics in Deeper Part of Seismogenic Transition Zones on a Subduction Plate Boundary

By Keisuke Ariyoshi and Yoshiyuki Kaneda


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6. Characteristics of Coseismic Thrust-Related Folding from Paleoseismic Investigation Responsible for the 1999 Chi-Chi Earthquake of Central Taiwan

By Wen-Shan Chen, Nobuhisa Matsuta and Chih-Cheng Yang


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7. Focal Depth Determination for Moderate and Small Earthquakes by Modeling Regional Depth Phases sPg, sPmP, and sPn

By Shutian Ma


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8. Relating Crustal Structure and Stress Indicators in the Azores Islands

By Nuno Dias and Luís Matias


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9. Electromagnetic View of the Seismogenic Zones Beneath Island Arcs

By Hiroaki Toh and Takuto Minami


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10. S Wave Velocity Structure in Non-Tectonic SE Asia by Seismogram Analysis of the Earthquakes in Sumatra-Java at TATO Station, Taiwan

By Bagus Jaya Santosa


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11. Tectonic Background of the Wenchuan Earthquake

By Yunsheng Wang, Runqiu Huang, Yonghong Luo, Hongbiao Xu, Shitian Wang, Liangwen Jiang and Yusheng Li


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12. Non-Linear Analysis of Point Processes Seismic Sequences in Guerrero, Mexico: Characterization of Earthquakes and Fractal Properties

By E. Leticia Flores-Marquez and Sharon M. Valverde-Esparza


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13. Rock-Fluid Interaction Along Seismogenic Faults Infered from Clay Minerals in Okitsu Mélange, the Cretaceous Shimanto Belt, SW Japan

By Yoshitaka Hashimoto and Umihiko Kaji


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14. Some Complexity Studies of Electroseismic Signals from Mexican Subduction Zone

By L. Guzmán-Vargas, R. Hernández-Pérez, F. Angulo-Brown and A. Ramírez-Rojas


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15. Hydrological and Geochemical Changes Related to Earthquakes - Examples: Three Great Earthquakes of the XX Century in the Southern Apennines (Italy)

By Raimondo Pece and Giuseppe Tranfaglia


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16. ESR Techniques for the Detection of Seismic Frictional Heat

By Tatsuro Fukuchi


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17. Change of Pore Fluid Pressure Versus Frictional Coefficient During Fault Slip

By Yuta Mitsui


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18. Integrated Morphometric Analysis in GIS Environment Applied to Active Tectonic Areas

By Rosa Nappi and Giuliana Alessio


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19. The Automated Identification of Volcanic Earthquakes: Concepts, Applications and Challenges

By Mauricio Orozco-Alzate, Carolina Acosta-Muñoz and John Makario Londoño-Bonilla


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