Seismicity, Fault Rupture and Earthquake Hazards in Slowly Deforming Regions

Annette Landgraf (Editor), Sandra Kuebler (Editor), Esther Hintersberger (Editor), Seth A Stein (Editor)

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Palaeoseismic records and seismological data from continental interiors increasingly show that these areas of slow strain accumulation are more subject to seismic and associated natural hazards than previously thought. Moreover, some of our instincts developed for assessing hazards at plate boundaries might not apply here. Hence assessing hazards and drawing implications for the future is challenging, and how well it can be done heavily depends on the ability to assess the spatiotemporal distribution of past large earthquakes. This book explores some key issues in understanding hazards in slowly deforming areas. Examples include classic intraplate regions, such as Central and Northern Europe, Mongolia, Inner Mongolia, Australia, and North and South America, and regions of widely distributed strain, such as the Tien Shan Mountains in Central Asia. The papers in this volume are grouped into two sections. The first section deals with instrumental and historical earthquake data and associated hazard assessments. The second section covers methods from structural geology, palaeoseismology and tectonic geomorphology, and incorporates field evidence.
Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherGeological Society of London
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-86239-964-8, 9781862397453
ISBN (Print)1862397457
StatePublished - 2017

Publication series

NameGeological Society, London, Special Publications


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