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Author Lin, A. (Aiming)

Title The great Wenchuan earthquake of 2008 : a photographic atlas of surface rupture and related disaster / Aiming Lin, Zhikun Ren
Published Beijing : Higher Education Press ; New York : Springer, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (121 pages) : color illustrations, color maps
Contents Tectonic Setting of the Wenchuan Earthquake -- Outline of Earthquake and Focal Mechanisms -- Outline of Co-seismic Surface Rupture -- Deformation Characteristics of Co-seismic Surface Rupture -- Relationship Between Surface Rupture and Pre-existing Active Faults -- Relationship Between Surface Rupture and Damage to Infrastructure -- Co-seismic Landsliding and Liquefaction -- Earthquake Disaster -- Relief Operations
Summary Annotation "The Great Wenchuan Earthquake of 2008: A Photographic Atlas of Surface Rupture and Related Disaster" focuses on the main deformation characteristics of co-seismic surface rupture, including rupture length and slip distribution of co-seismic surface rupture caused by the Wenchuan Earthquake and its associated relief operation. The magnitude Ms 8.0 (Mw 7.9) Wenchuan Earthquake occurred on 12 May 2008 in the Longmen Shan region of China, the topographical boundary between the Tibetan Plateau and the Sichuan Basin, resulting in extensive damage throughout central and western China. This atlas contains distinct photographs obtained during the field investigation carried out immediately 2 days after the quake. The atlas is designed for geologists, seismologists and architecture engineers engaged in seismic mechanisms and surface rupture deformation characteristics of large intracontinental earthquakes. Dr. Aiming Lin is Professor at Shizuoka University
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Print version record
Subject Wenchuan Earthquake, China, 2008.
Earthquakes -- China -- Wenchuan Xian (Sichuan Sheng) -- Pictorial works.
Earthquakes -- China -- Wenchuan Xian (Sichuan Sheng) -- Maps.
Wenchuan Xian (Sichuan Sheng, China) -- Remote-sensing images.
Genre/Form Pictorial works.
Remote-sensing images.
Remote-sensing images.
Illustrated works.
Form Electronic book
Author Ren, Zhikun.
LC no. 2009932898
ISBN 3642037585 (hbk.)
9783642037580 (hbk.)