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M8.0 Wenchuan Earthquake

By: Huilin Xing and Xiwei Xu
300 pages, 260 col illus, b/w illus, tabs
Publisher: Springer Nature
M8.0 Wenchuan Earthquake
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  • M8.0 Wenchuan Earthquake ISBN: 9783642018756 Hardback Jul 2010 Usually dispatched within 1-2 weeks
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The M8.0 Wenchuan Earthquake occurred in China on May 12, 2008, killing over 69,000 people and displacing millions from their homes. This was one of the most catastrophic natural disasters on record. This book includes 5 chapters describing the tectonic setting and historical earthquakes around the Chuan-Dian region, the nucleation of the Wenchuan earthquake, occurrence and aftershocks.

The field observations of earthquake induced surface fractures and building damage, form a major and special part of this book and include a large number of digital photos with accompanying explanations.


1.Tectonic setting around Chuan-Dian region.- 2.Historical earthquakes around, Wenchuan earthquake and aftershocks.- 3.Earthquake nucleation and occurrence -- a numerical simulation.- 4.Geological observation: Earthquake induced surface fractures and the relevant geological explanation.- 5.Field observation: seismic deconstruction and its relationship with the ruptured faults.

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The lead authors of this book have many years of expert knowledge related to earthquakes, earthquake hazards and the relevant fields of geological observation and numerical analysis and are specifically well acquianted with the geological setting and earthquakes around Chuan-Dian region.
By: Huilin Xing and Xiwei Xu
300 pages, 260 col illus, b/w illus, tabs
Publisher: Springer Nature
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