Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Earthquakes

Forecast, Prognosis and Earthquake Resistant Construction

Edited by Valentina Svalova

Sergeev Institute of Environment Geoscience, Russian Academy of Sciences

An earthquake is the shaking of the surface of the Earth, resulting from the sudden release of energy in the Earth's lithosphere that creates seismic waves. Earthquakes can range in size from those that are so weak that they cannot be felt to those violent enough to toss people around and destroy the whole cities. At the Earth's surface, earthquakes manifest themselves by shaking and sometimes displacement of the ground. When the epicenter of a large earthquake is located offshore, the seabed may be displaced sufficiently to cause a tsunami. Earthquakes can also trigger landslides and occasionally volcanic activity. Earthquakes are caused not only by rupture of geological faults but also by other events such as volcanic activity, landslides, mine blasts, and nuclear tests. This book addresses the multidisciplinary topic of earthquake hazards and risk, one of the fastest growing, relevant, and applied fields of research and study practiced within the geosciences and environment. This book addresses principles, concepts, and paradigms of earthquakes, as well as operational terms, materials, tools, techniques, and methods including processes, procedures, and implications.

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EarthquakesForecast, Prognosis and Earthquake Resistant ConstructionEdited by Valentina Svalova

Published: October 31st 2018

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.71298

ISBN: 978-1-78923-950-8

Print ISBN: 978-1-78923-949-2

Copyright year: 2018

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1. Introductory Chapter: Earthquakes, Life at Risk

By Valentina Svalova

142

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2. The Earthquake Disaster Risk in Japan and Iran and the Necessity of Dynamic Learning from Large Earthquake Disasters over Time

By Michaela Ibrion and Nicola Paltrinieri

277

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3. The Major Cause of Earthquake Disasters: Shear Bandings

By Tse-Shan Hsu

345

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4. Development of an UAS for Earthquake Emergency Response and Its Application in Two Disastrous Earthquakes

By Chaoyong Peng, Zhiqiang Xu, Jiansi Yang, Yu Zheng, Weiping Wang, Sha Liu and Baofeng Tian

142

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5. Automated Model Construction for Seismic Disaster Assessment of Pipeline Network in Wide Urban Area

By Hideyuki O-tani, Muneo Hori and Lalith Wijerathne

173

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6. Frequency-Magnitude Distribution of Earthquakes

By Zuhair Hasan El-Isa

177

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7. The Prediction of Earthquake Ground Motions by Regression Model

By Pithan Pairojn and Sirithip Wasinrat

210

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8. Principles of Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Assessment (PSHA) and Site Effect Evaluation and Its Application for the Volcanic Environment in El Salvador

By Walter Salazar

483

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9. An Estimation of “Energy” Magnitude Associated with a Possible Lithosphere-Atmosphere-Ionosphere Electromagnetic Coupling Before the Wenchuan MS8.0 Earthquake

By Mei Li, Wenxin Kong, Chong Yue, Shu Song, Chen Yu, Tao Xie and Xian Lu

166

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10. Finite Element Models of Elastic Earthquake Deformation

By Sui Tung, Timothy Masterlark and Daniel Sai Huen Lo

196

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11. Simulation of Broadband Strong Motion Based on the Empirical Green’s Spatial Derivative Method

By Michihiro Ohori

127

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12. Structural Seismic Input Model on the Condition of Slope Site

By Li Jianbo and Liu Weihong

154

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13. Damage Estimation of a Steel-Framed Building under Tsunami Flow Occurring after Earthquake

By Daigoro Isobe and Seizo Tanaka

158

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14. Structure-Soil-Structure Interaction between Underground Structure and Surface Structure

By Huai-feng Wang

302

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15. Tunnel Vaults under Seismic Excitation

By Roberto Guidotti and Alberto Castellani

165

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16. Use of Polyethylene Terephthalate Fibers for Strengthening of Reinforced Concrete Frame Made of Low-Grade Aggregate

By Comingstarful Marthong

151

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17. EQ-grid: A Multiaxial Seismic Retrofitting System for Masonry Buildings

By Stefania Rizzo and Lothar Stempniewski

160

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