Hazards from Earthquakes

  • B. A. Bolt
  • W. L. Horn
  • G. A. Macdonald
  • R. F. Scott
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During the late afternoon of Good Friday, 1964, at 17:36 h local time, a great earthquake struck the sparsely inhabited mountainous area of northern Prince William Sound in south-central Alaska (see Fig. 1.1). Waves from the earthquake source spread through the Earth and caused serious damage over more than 20,000 square km. In the area of significant damage, or meizoseismal area, the largest city affected was Anchorage, some 130 km from the earthquake’s center (see Fig. 1.2).


Ground Motion Seismic Risk Peak Acceleration Fault Rupture Fault Trace 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. A. Bolt
    • 1
  • W. L. Horn
    • 2
  • G. A. Macdonald
    • 3
  • R. F. Scott
    • 4
  1. 1.Seismographic Stations, Department of Geology and GeophysicsUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA
  2. 2.Flood Forecasting and Control BranchCalifornia Department of Water ResourcesSacramentoUSA
  3. 3.Hawaii Institute of GeophysicsUniversity of HawaiiManoaUSA
  4. 4.Engineering DepartmentCalifornia Institute of TechnologyPasadenaUSA

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