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2014

Earthquakes and Coseismic Surface Faulting on the Iranian Plateau A Historical, Social and Physical Approach

Acadmic Press

Titre : Earthquakes and Coseismic Surface Faulting on the Iranian Plateau A Historical, Social and Physical Approach

Book Serie : Developments in Earth Surface Processes Vol 17

Provides a reference for seismic hazard evaluation and analysis •Covers data dealing with crustal deformations caused by earthquake faulting and folding since historic times •Presents unique and complete data for use in empirical relation analyses in all regions

Edited by : Manuel Berberian
Publisher  : Academic Press
Date de parution : 2014
Pages : 714

Présentation
Earthquakes and Coseismic Surface Faulting on the Iranian Plateau is a comprehensive and well-illustrated multi-disciplinary research work that analyzes the human and physical aspects of the active faults and large-magnitude earthquakes since ancient times on the Iranian Plateau. The long-term historical, archaeological, and sociological record of earthquakes discussed here gives insight into earthquake magnitudes, recurrences, fault segmentation, clustering, and patterns of coseismic ruptures from prehistoric times to the present. The first part of the book examines oral traditions and literature of the region concerned with earthquakes, particularly in folklore, epic literature, and theology. The second part assesses dynamic phenomena associated with earthquakes, including active tectonics, archaeoseismicity, and coseismic surface faulting throughout the twentieth century.

This work is a valuable technical survey and an essential reference for understanding seismic hazard analysis and earthquake risk minimization in earthquake-prone developing and developed countries throughout the world.

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