Neotectonics in Earthquake Evaluation
Here is a new, state-of-the-art guide for assessing earthquake sources throughout the contiguous United States. Because the relevant literature on the geological aspects of earthquake assessment has become so extensive in recent years, scientists should welcome this timely and compact group of new, useful syntheses of current knowledge addressing recent developments in the principal seismically active regions of the United States: the Pacific Coast; the western mountain area; the New Madrid area; New England; and the southeastern United States, including Charleston, South Carolina. Among the contributors are researchers who have made notable contributions to the art in their own right, making this an especially valuable new tool.
Estimation of earthquake size for seismic hazards
Published:January 01, 1990
This chapter presents a structured organization of the various types of seismic-hazard estimates, approaches, scaling parameters, techniques, and data used in the estimation of potential earthquake sizes. This organization is designed to facilitate the use of multiple techniques, so that a greater amount of data can be incorporated into the size estimate. An earthquake size analysis begins with the determination of the type of seismic hazard to be estimated, such as characteristic, maximum, maximum credible, or floating earthquakes. The characteristic earthquake is defined as one that is characteristic of a particular fault or area. The maximum earthquake generally is...