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Advances in Earthquake Prediction

Research and Risk Mitigation

Stefánsson, Ragnar

2011, XXVI, 300p. 81 illus., 45 illus. in color.

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  • Describes the major efforts in earthquake prediction research worldwide
  • Contains results of 20 years of multinational European cooperation prediction research
  • Illustrates Iceland as the "test area" for multidisciplinary and multinational research
The special natural conditions in Iceland as well as high level technology, were the basis for multidisciplinary and multinational cooperation for studying crustal processes, especially processes ahead of large earthquakes. This work leads to new innovative results and real time warnings which are described in the book. The results obtained in Iceland are of significance for earthquake prediction research worldwide.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Gradual approach to earthquake warnings - Multidisciplinary approach - Nowcasting - Preparatory measures - Warning ahead of earthquakes

Related subjects » Environmental Science & Engineering - Geology

Table of contents 

1. Introduction; 2. Iceland as a natural laboratory for earthquake prediction research; 3. The June 2003 earthquakes; 4. Emerging, new understanding on the release of earthquakes and the earthquake cycle; 5. Warnings ahead of earthquakes to governments and the public; 6. Application to other regions vulnerable to seismic hazards.

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