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Published: 02 January 1997

576 Pages | 363 linecuts, 50 halftones

8-1/2 x 11 inches

ISBN: 9780195078275

Bookseller Code (04)


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.

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