Valentina Svalova

Sergeev Institute of Environment Geoscience, Russian Academy of Sciences

Graduated from Moscow State University, Mechanical-Mathematical Faculty. Ph.D. (Physical-Mathematical Sciences), 1975. Thesis 'Mechanical-Mathematical Modelling of the Lithosphere Geodynamics”. Leading Scientist, Head of International Projects Department of Sergeev Institute of Environmental Geoscience, Russian Academy of Sciences. Scientific research fields: Mechanical-mathematical modelling in geology, geothermal investigations, computer modelling, geothermal energy use, paleoclimate changes and reconstruction, sustainable development, environmental problems decision, natural hazards, landslides, risk analysis. More than 400 scientific publications. Results of research were presented at more than 100 International Scientific Conferences and Congresses in more than 50 countries. Member of International and Scientific Organizations: International Geothermal Association (IGA). IGA Board of Directors . President of Geothermal Energy Society (GES) of Russia. Associate Member of the International Informatization Academy. IAMG (International Association for Mathematical Geosciences). Scientific Secretary of Geothermal Council of Russia, Russian Academy of Sciences. ICL (International Consortium on Landslides). ICL BoR (International Consortium on Landslides, Board of Representatives). International Best Paper Award 'PRESSZVANIE”, nomination 'Clean Energy”, 2015.

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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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