Geology of Earthquakes
Robert S. Yeats, Kerry E. Sieh, and Clarence R. Allen
Written for readers with a general science background of earthquakes, this book focuses on the geological causes and effects of earthquakes, based in particular, on field studies of occurrences worldwide. Introductory chapters provide background information on earthquake environment, including strike-slip, normal, and reverse faults, and the earthquake geology of subduction zones. Also described are the surface effects of earthquake shaking and the application of earthquake geology to earthquake hazard evaluation and planning. Numerous photographs and illustrations help illustrate the concepts discussed throughout the book.