Earthquakes at North-Atlantic Passive Margins: Neotectonics and Postglacial Rebound

  • Søren Gregersen
  • Peter W. Basham

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASIC, volume 266)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Summary, Conclusions and Recommendations

    1. Søren Gregersen, Peter W. Basham
      Pages 1-6
  3. Origin and Structure of the Passive Margins

  4. Postglacial Rebound and Faulting

    1. Colin A. Davenport, Philip S. Ringrose, Amfried Becker, Paul Hancock, Clark Fenton
      Pages 175-194
    2. Walter A. Anderson, Joseph T. Kelley, Harold W. Borns Jr., Daniel F. Belknap
      Pages 195-212
  5. Crustal Stresses: Observation and Theory

  6. Earthquakes and Their Causes

    1. Páll Einarsson
      Pages 329-344
    2. S. Gregersen
      Pages 345-353
    3. A. Whittaker, N. R. Brereton, C. J. Evans, R. E. Long
      Pages 393-411
    4. Jens Havskov, Conrad D. Lindholm, Roger A. Hansen
      Pages 413-427
    5. Leif B. Kvamme, Roger A. Hansen
      Pages 429-440
    6. Christopher J. Talbot, Ragnar Slunga
      Pages 441-466
    7. M. Nicolas, J. P. Santoire, B. Massinon
      Pages 521-531
    8. Victor Sousa Moreira
      Pages 533-545
  7. Earthquake Hazards

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 687-716

About this book


For many years, the two subjects of (1) postglacial rebound and its potential for generating earthquakes and (2) the seismicity of passive continental ml!rgins have been of interest and concern to earth scientists on both sides of the North Atlantic. New data and theoretical interpretations have given rise to vigorous discussions on how much the two phenomena inter-relate and whether a significant controlling factor on seismicity in northeastern North America and Scandinavia is the crustal uplift that has been occurring since the latest ice age. The lack of a good understanding of these phenomena presented a particular problem for engineering seismologists attempting to prepare accurate seismic hazard estimates for facili­ ties both on land (e. g. , nuclear power stations and radioactive waste repositories) and offshore (e. g. , petroleum production facili­ ties) . The NATO Advanced Research Workshop programme provided an opportuni ty to bring together a group of relevant geophysicists, geologists and geodesists from both sides of the North Atlantic, and a workshop on "Causes and Effects of Earthquakes at Passive Margins and in Areas of Postglacial Rebound on both Sides of the North Atlantic" was held in Vordingborg, Denmark, 9-13 May 1988. The sup­ port of the NATO Science Committee is gratefully acknowledged.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Søren Gregersen
    • 1
  • Peter W. Basham
    • 2
  1. 1.Geodetic InstituteCharlottenlundDenmark
  2. 2.Geological Survey of CanadaOttawaCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-7538-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-2311-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1389-2185
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