Earthquakes and Multi-hazards Around the Pacific Rim, Vol. II

  • Charles A. Williams
  • Zhigang Peng
  • Yongxian Zhang
  • Eiichi Fukuyama
  • Thomas Goebel
  • Mark R. Yoder

Part of the Pageoph Topical Volumes book series (PTV)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VI
  2. Charles A. Williams, Zhigang Peng, Yongxian Zhang, Eiichi Fukuyama, Thomas Goebel, Mark R. Yoder
    Pages 1-4
  3. Yanan Shi, Dongping Wei, Zhong-Hai Li, Ming-Qi Liu, Mengxue Liu
    Pages 5-24
  4. Jie Li, Gang Liu, Xuejun Qiao, Wei Xiong, Xiaoqiang wang, Daiqin Liu et al.
    Pages 49-61
  5. Yan Zhang, Dongli Zhang, Xiaojun Li, Bei Huang, Wenjun Zheng, Yuejun Wang
    Pages 73-85
  6. Eiichi Fukuyama, Futoshi Yamashita, Kazuo Mizoguchi
    Pages 87-107
  7. John B. Rundle, Molly Luginbuhl, Alexis Giguere, Donald L. Turcotte
    Pages 123-136
  8. Molly Luginbuhl, John B. Rundle, Donald L. Turcotte
    Pages 137-146
  9. John Max Wilson, Mark R. Yoder, John B. Rundle
    Pages 147-159
  10. Lifang Zhang, N. Seth Carpenter, Zhenming Wang, Yuejun lyu, Shanyou Li
    Pages 183-196

About this book


This is the second of two volumes devoted to earthquakes and multi-hazards around the Pacific Rim. The circum-Pacific seismic belt is home to roughly 80% of the world’s largest earthquakes, making it the ideal location for investigating earthquakes and related hazards such as tsunamis and landslides. Following the Introduction, this volume includes 14 papers covering a range of topics related to multi-hazards. The book is divided into five sections: viscoelastic deformation, earthquake source models, earthquake prediction, seismic hazard assessment, and tsunami simulation.

Viscoelastic relaxation can play an important role in subduction zone behavior, and this is explored in the first section, with specific examples including the Tohoku-oki earthquake in Eastern Japan. In addition to laboratory rock friction experiments, the second section examines earthquake source models for the 2016 MW 6.6 Aketao earthquake in Eastern Pamir and two earthquakes in Eastern Taiwan, along with strong ground motion studies of the 2008 MW 7.9 Wenchuan, China earthquake. The Load/Unload Response Ratio (LURR), Natural Time (NT), and “nowcasting” are earthquake prediction techniques that are analyzed in the third section, with nowcasting predictions performed for a number of large cities globally. Strong ground motions and seismic hazard assessment are the focus of the fourth section, with specific applications to the Himalayan-Tibetan region and the Xianshuihe Fault Zone in Southwest China. In the last section, a new approach in modeling tsunami height distributions is described.

Rapid advances are being made in our understanding of multi-hazards, as well as the range of tools used to investigate them. This volume provides a representative cross-section of how state-of-the-art knowledge and tools are currently being applied to multi-hazards around the Pacific Rim. The material here should be of interest to scientists involved in all areas of multi-hazards, particularly seismic and tsunami hazards. In addition, it offers a valuable resource for students in the geosciences, covering a broad spectrum of topics related to hazard research.


Multi-hazards Pacific Rim induced and triggered seismicity failure mode Pattern Informatics Method radar interferometry rate-and-state friction seismic gap tsunami hazard earthquake simulators ETAS source and path effects earthquake forecasting apparent stress source parameter inversion social sensors

Editors and affiliations

  • Charles A. Williams
    • 1
  • Zhigang Peng
    • 2
  • Yongxian Zhang
    • 3
  • Eiichi Fukuyama
    • 4
  • Thomas Goebel
    • 5
  • Mark R. Yoder
    • 6
  1. 1.TectonophysicsGNS ScienceLower HuttNew Zealand
  2. 2.Sch of Earth & Atmospheric SciencesGeorgia Institute of TechnologyAtlantaUSA
  3. 3.Earthquake Prediction DivisionChina Earthquake Networks CenterBeijingChina
  4. 4.National Research Institutefor Earth Science and Disaster ResilienceTsukubaJapan
  5. 5.Department of Earth SciencesUniversity of CaliforniaSanta Cruz, CAUSA
  6. 6.Dept of PhysicsUniversity of CaliforniaDavisUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Birkhäuser, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-92296-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-92297-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2504-3625
  • Series Online ISSN 2504-3633
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