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Earthquakes: Simulations, Sources and Tsunamis

  • K. F. Tiampo
  • D. K. Weatherley
  • S. A. Weinstein
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Abstract

Large earthquakes pose an almost incalculable risk, causing great destruction and, often, loss of life. While large regions of the world are susceptible to this potentially devastating natural hazard, the Asia-Pacific region is particularly vulnerable. Poignant examples in the recent past include the M∼9.2 Northern Sumatra earthquake and tsunami in December, 2004 which resulted in the deaths of nearly 300,000 people, the M∼7.6 Taiwan earthquake of September, 1999, with a death toll exceeding 2000 and $20 billion in damage, and the M∼7.2 Kobe, Japan earthquake of January, 1995, that killed 5500 people and induced losses of more than $150 billion.

Keywords

Synthetic Aperture Radar Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar Pattern Informatics Earthquake Simulation Taiwan Earthquake 
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Copyright information

© Birkhäuser Verlag, Basel 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • K. F. Tiampo
    • 1
  • D. K. Weatherley
    • 2
  • S. A. Weinstein
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Earth SciencesUniversity of Western OntarioLondonCanada
  2. 2.Earth Systems Science Computational Centre, ESSCCThe University of QueenslandSt. Lucia, BrisbaneAustralia
  3. 3.Pacific Tsunami Warning CenterEwa BeachUSA

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