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M8.0 Wenchuan earthquake

Author: Huilin Xing; Xiwei Xu
Publisher: Berlin ; London : Springer, 2011.
Series: Lecture notes in earth sciences, 123.
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The M8.0 Wenchuan Earthquake occurred in China on May 12, 2008, killing over 69,000 people and displacing millions from their homes. This was one of the most catastrophic natural disasters on record. This book includes 5 chapters describing the tectonic setting and historical earthquakes around the Chuan-Dian region, the nucleation of the Wenchuan earthquake, occurrence and aftershocks. The field observations of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Xing, Huilin.
M8.0 Wenchuan earthquake.
Heidelberg ; New York : Springer, 2010
(DLC) 2010938032
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Huilin Xing; Xiwei Xu
ISBN: 9783642019012 3642019013
OCLC Number: 695388640
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1. Tectonic Setting of Chuan-Dian Region --
1.1. Seismotectonic Setting --
1.2. Recent Crustal Movement --
2. Historical Earthquakes, Ms8.0 Wenchuan Earthquake and Its Aftershocks --
2.1. Historical Earthquakes --
2.2. Wenchuan Earthquake --
2.3. Aftershocks --
3. Earthquake Nucleation and Occurrence --
Numerical Investigation --
3.1. Introduction --
3.2. Tectonic Setting --
3.2.1. Xianshuihe Fault --
3.2.2. Anninghe and Daliangshan Fault --
3.2.3. Zemuhe and Xiaojiang Fault --
3.2.4. Longmenshan Thrust Belt --
3.3. Computational Method --
3.4. Numerical Analysis of Earthquake Activities --
3.4.1. Computational Model --
3.4.2. Simulation Results --
3.5. Conclusions and Discussions --
4. Earthquake Surface Ruptures --
4.1. Introduction --
4.2. Beichuan Surface Rupture Zone --
4.3. Hanwang Surface Rupture Zone --
4.4. Xiaoyudong Surface Rupture Zone --
4.5. Appendix 4.1: Co-seismic Offsets Along the Beichuan Rupture Zone --
4.6. Appendix 4.2: Co-seismic Offsets Along the Hanwang Rupture Zone --
4.7. Appendix 4.3: Co-seismic Offsets Along the Xiaoyudong Rupture Zone --
5. Earthquake Disasters and Damage Features of Structures and Buildings --
5.1. Seismic Intensity Distribution --
5.2. Niu Juan Gou Hypocenter of Earthquake --
5.3. Yingxiu Town --
5.4. Qushan Town --
5.5. Road and Bridge Damages --
5.6. Other Damages --
5.7. What Learned from Wenchuan Earthquake.
Series Title: Lecture notes in earth sciences, 123.
Responsibility: by Huilin Xing, Xiwei Xu.
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The M8.0 Wenchuan Earthquake occurred in China on May 12, 2008, killing over 69,000 people and displacing millions from their homes. This book includes 5 chapters that describe the tectonic setting  Read more...

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