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Editors: Pierpaolo Guarnieri (University of Catania, Corso Italia, Catania, Italy; GEUS The Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, Copenhagen, DK)
Book Description:
Researchers from countries around the world have contributed to this book, shedding light on studies of seismoinduced phenomena associated with recent and historical earthquakes. Included herein is also an article about the devestating earthquake of L'Aquila in Central Italy on April 6, 2009.

With basic knowledge, it is possible to reconstruct the geo-history of the phenomena induced by earthquakes. Earthquake geologists study the surface expression of earthquake-like faults and ground failures caused by strong ground shaking. Moreover, ground deformation phenomena and other secondary effects such as tectonic subsidence and uplift, liquefaction, shaking-induced landslides, tsunamis, and also the migration of hydrogen as protons, can be used to identify earthquakes. Finally, with Paleoseismology, a branch of Earthquake Geology, we can define timing, location, and size of prehistoric earthquakes.

The collected articles highlight the importance of the geology of the events. Only through the reconstruction of the past can we try to do forecasting for the future. Otherwise, our tools would be limited to mere preventive measures. The knowledge of when, where, how often, and with what magnitude large earthquakes occur is crucial for understanding and characterizing the seismic hazard of a region. For this purpose, the papers regard the recent progress in the study of recent and past seismic events on the base of the descriptions and analysis of primary effects (surface ruptures) and secondary ones (tsunamis and liquefactions).

Table of Contents:

Chapter 1. The April 2009 Aquila (central Italy) seismic sequence (Mw6.3): A preliminary seismotectonic picture, pp.1-17
(Giusy Lavecchia, Paolo Boncio, F. Brozzetti, D. di Naccio, F. Ferrarini, A. Pizzià and G. Pomposo- Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra, Univ. “G. d’Annunzio” – Campus Univ., 66013 Chieti, Italy. R. de Nardis- Dipartimento della Protezione Civile, Roma)

Chapter 2. Earthquake Geology of the Kachchh Region, Northwest India, pp.19-48
(Chittenipattu P. Rajendran and Kusala Rajendran, Centre for Earth Sciences, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 560012, India)

Chapter 3 - Evidence of active tectonics in southern Italy: the Rossano Fault (northern Calabria),pp.49-78
(Paolo Galli,Giuseppe Naso-Dipartimento Protezione Civile, U. Rischio Sismico, Rome, Italy. Vincenzo Spina- Fugro Robertson Limited. Llandudno Ida Ilardo- Free-lance geologist, Rome, Italy)

Chapter 4 - Slip rate and Earthquake recurrence of the Düzce fault (North Anatolian Fault Zone): integrating geomorphological and paleoseismological analyses , pp.79-108
(Stefano Pucci, Daniela Pantosti, Paolo M. De Martini, Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Via di Vigna Murata 605, 00143 Rome, Italy)

Chapter 5 - In search of Tsunami deposits along the eastern coast of Sicily (Italy): state of the art, pp.109-146
(Maria S. Barbano, Flavia Gerardi, Claudia Pirrotta- Dipartimento di Scienze Geologiche, Università di Catania, Corso Italia 55, 95129 Catania, Italy. Paolo M. De Martini, Daniela Pantosti, Alessandra Smedile- Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Sezione Sismologia e Tettonofisica, Via di Vigna Murata 605, 00143 Roma, Italy. Paola Del Carlo- Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Sezione di Pisa, via della Faggiola 32, 56126 Pisa, Italy. Pierpaolo Guarnieri- GEUS The Geological Survey Of Denmark and Greenland, Øster Voldgade, 10 1350 Copenhagen DK)

Chapter 6 - Earthquakes and shallow structures in South Apulia: evidence of recent inversion tectonics, pp.147-164
(Anna Del Ben, University of Trieste, DiSGAM, Via Weiss, 1 34127 Trieste, Italy)

Chapter 7 - The contribution of structural geology and regional tectonics to the definition of large-scale seismotectonic provinces and individual seismogenic sources: Application to the extensional belt of central Italy, pp.165-188
(Giusy Lavecchia, Paolo Boncio, Francesco Brozzetti and Francesco Visini Laboratorio di Geodinamica e Sismogenesi (GEOSIS-LAB)- Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra, Ud’A, Campus Universitario, 66013, Chieti, Italy)

Chapter 8 - The results of subterranean electric measurements on Kamchatka as global effects of proton tectogenesis: damaging earthquakes in Indonesia and China, pp.189-248
(Vadim S. Bobrovskiy, Subterranean Electric Technologies Innovation Foundation, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy 683024, Russia)

Index pp.249-257

      Environmental Science, Engineering and Technology
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2011 - 2nd quarter
   Pages: 257.pp
   ISBN: 978-1-60876-147-0
   Status: AV
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