Earthquake Phenomenology from the Field: The April 20, 2013, Lushan Earthquake by Zhongliang WuEarthquake Phenomenology from the Field: The April 20, 2013, Lushan Earthquake by Zhongliang Wu

Earthquake Phenomenology from the Field: The April 20, 2013, Lushan Earthquake

byZhongliang Wu, Changsheng Jiang, Xiaojun Li

Paperback | June 24, 2014

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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.
Dr. Zhongliang Wu received his PhD from Peking University after which he was working at the Institute of Geophysics, China Earthquake administration till 2002. From 2002 until 2007 he was a Professor at the College of Earth Science, Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Sciences. Currently he is the Director at the Institute of Geophys...
Title:Earthquake Phenomenology from the Field: The April 20, 2013, Lushan EarthquakeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:136 pagesPublished:June 24, 2014Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9814585130

ISBN - 13:9789814585132

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Table of Contents

The April 20, 2013, Lushan, Sichuan, China, MS7.0 earthquake: overview of the earthquake and its disaster.- Field investigation of the earthquake.- Blind fault and beyond: the seismo-tectonics of the earthquake.- An aftershock of the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake?.- 'Standing ruins': locally characterized seismic destruction phenomenology.- From Wenchuan to Lushan: advances and problems.- An earthquake in the transition time between the internet and the micro-blog (Twitter).- Time-dependent seismic hazard in the Sichuan-Yunnan region: earthquake predictability and its limit.- How did a natural disaster change to a manmade accident? Reflection on operational earthquake forecast.- Conclusions and discussion.

Editorial Reviews

"The present book is an in-depth case study of the recent, April 20, 2013, Lushan (Sichuan, China) MS 7.0 earthquake; it consists of ten chapters and two appendices, contributed by 16 authors. . All in all, this is an extremely interesting and informative book, with adequate coverage of many aspects of a given earthquake and related themes . ." (F. A. Nava, Pure and Applied Geophysics, Vol. 173, 2016)