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The great Wenchuan earthquake of 2008 a photographic atlas of surface rupture and related disaster /


Main Author: Lin, A.
Other Authors: Ren, Zhikun., SpringerLink (Online service)
Format: eBook
Language: English
Published: Beijing : New York : Higher Education Press ; Springer, [2010]
Physical Description: 1 online resource (121 pages) : color illustrations, color maps.
Summary: Annotation
Item Description: Includes bibliographical references.
Annotation "The Great Wenchuan Earthquake of 2008: A Photographic Atlas of Surface Rupture and Related Disaster" focuses on the main deformation characteristics of co-seismic surface rupture, including rupture length and slip distribution of co-seismic surface rupture caused by the Wenchuan Earthquake and its associated relief operation. The magnitude Ms 8.0 (Mw 7.9) Wenchuan Earthquake occurred on 12 May 2008 in the Longmen Shan region of China, the topographical boundary between the Tibetan Plateau and the Sichuan Basin, resulting in extensive damage throughout central and western China. This atlas contains distinct photographs obtained during the field investigation carried out immediately 2 days after the quake. The atlas is designed for geologists, seismologists and architecture engineers engaged in seismic mechanisms and surface rupture deformation characteristics of large intracontinental earthquakes. Dr. Aiming Lin is Professor at Shizuoka University.
Tectonic Setting of the Wenchuan Earthquake -- Outline of Earthquake and Focal Mechanisms -- Outline of Co-seismic Surface Rupture -- Deformation Characteristics of Co-seismic Surface Rupture -- Relationship Between Surface Rupture and Pre-existing Active Faults -- Relationship Between Surface Rupture and Damage to Infrastructure -- Co-seismic Landsliding and Liquefaction -- Earthquake Disaster -- Relief Operations.
Physical Description: 1 online resource (121 pages) : color illustrations, color maps.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN: 9783642037597