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Earthquake Phenomenology from the Field

The April 20, 2013, Lushan Earthquake

  • Zhongliang Wu
  • Changsheng Jiang
  • Xiaojun Li
  • Guangjun Li
  • Zhifeng Ding

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Earth Sciences book series (BRIEFSEARTH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Zhongliang Wu, Changsheng Jiang, Xiaojun Li, Guangjun Li, Zhifeng Ding
    Pages 1-12
  3. Zhongliang Wu, Changsheng Jiang, Xiaojun Li, Guangjun Li, Zhifeng Ding
    Pages 13-22
  4. Zhongliang Wu, Changsheng Jiang, Xiaojun Li, Guangjun Li, Zhifeng Ding
    Pages 23-31
  5. Zhongliang Wu, Changsheng Jiang, Xiaojun Li, Guangjun Li, Zhifeng Ding
    Pages 33-45
  6. Zhongliang Wu, Changsheng Jiang, Xiaojun Li, Guangjun Li, Zhifeng Ding
    Pages 47-58
  7. Zhongliang Wu, Changsheng Jiang, Xiaojun Li, Guangjun Li, Zhifeng Ding
    Pages 59-69
  8. Zhongliang Wu, Changsheng Jiang, Xiaojun Li, Guangjun Li, Zhifeng Ding
    Pages 71-82
  9. Zhongliang Wu, Changsheng Jiang, Xiaojun Li, Guangjun Li, Zhifeng Ding
    Pages 83-97
  10. Zhongliang Wu, Changsheng Jiang, Xiaojun Li, Guangjun Li, Zhifeng Ding
    Pages 111-112
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 113-136

About this book

Introduction

Based on the field investigation and the summary of the published research results of the April 20, 2013, Lushan, Sichuan, China, MS7.0 earthquake, having occurred along the same fault zone which accommodated the May 12, 2008, Wenchuan MS8.0 earthquake, this Brief tries to describe and discuss the special earthquake phenomenology associated with both the local geology and the changing society. Since the occurrence of this earthquake, there have been the scientific debates on (1) the seismo-tectonics of this earthquake which has no primary seismic fault discovered on the surface of the ground; (2) the relation between this earthquake and the Wenchuan earthquake (i.e., whether it can be considered as one of the aftershocks); and (3) how well have been accomplished in the reduction of earthquake disasters, 5 years after the Wenchuan earthquake. This Brief also tries to introduce the studies and practice of Chinese seismological agencies for the reduction of earthquake disasters. Due to language and cultural barriers, such an introduction makes sense not only for English readers but also for Chinese readers. For example, people (abroad) are always asking why there are so many Chinese seismologists working on earthquake prediction. In fact the Chinese wording 'earthquake prediction' has a much wider coverage than that in English. And actually the Chinese approach to (time-dependent) seismic hazard has no systematic difference from outside world in its methodology.

Keywords

Blind Fault Earthquake Phenomenology Earthquake Predictability/Forecast Lushan Earthquake Natural Hazards Seismic Destruction Seismo-Tectonics of Earthquakes Sichuan-Yunnan Region Time-Dependent Seismic Hazard Wenchuan Earthquake

Authors and affiliations

  • Zhongliang Wu
    • 1
  • Changsheng Jiang
    • 2
  • Xiaojun Li
    • 3
  • Guangjun Li
    • 4
  • Zhifeng Ding
    • 5
  1. 1.China Earthquake AdministrationInstitute of GeophysicsBeijingChina
  2. 2.Institute of Geophysics China Earthquake AdministrationBeijingChina
  3. 3.Institute of Geophysics China Earthquake AdministrationBeijingChina
  4. 4.Earthquake Admin. of Sichuan ProvinceChengduChina
  5. 5.Institute of Geophysics China Earthquake AdministrationBeijingChina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-4585-15-6
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-981-4585-13-2
  • Online ISBN 978-981-4585-15-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-5369
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5377
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