Lecture Notes in Earth Sciences

M8.0 Wenchuan Earthquake

Authors: Xing, Huilin, Xu, Xiwei

  • Provides major documentation of Wenchuan Earthquake in May 2008 Concentrates on surface fractures and damage Authors have worked actively in this field for the past ten years and can call on a vast expertise and knowledge of earthquakes

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About this book

The M8.0 Wenchuan Earthquake occurred in China on May 12, 2008, killing over 69,000 people and displacing millions from their homes. This was one of the most catastrophic natural disasters on record. This book includes 5 chapters describing the tectonic setting and historical earthquakes around the Chuan-Dian region, the nucleation of the Wenchuan earthquake, occurrence and aftershocks. The field observations of earthquake induced surface fractures and building damage, form a major and special part of this book and include a large number of digital photos with accompanying explanantions.

About the authors

The lead authors of this book have many years of expert knowledge related to earthquakes, earthquake hazards and the relevant fields of geological observation and numerical analysis and are specifically well acquianted with the geological setting and earthquakes around Chuan-Dian region.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Tectonic Setting of Chuan-Dian Region

    Xing, Huilin (et al.)

    Pages 1-7

  • Historical Earthquakes, Ms8.0 Wenchuan Earthquake and Its Aftershocks

    Xing, Huilin (et al.)

    Pages 9-19

  • Earthquake Nucleation and Occurrence – Numerical Investigation

    Xing, Huilin (et al.)

    Pages 21-38

  • Earthquake Surface Ruptures

    Xing, Huilin (et al.)

    Pages 39-148

  • Earthquake Disasters and Damage Features of Structures and Buildings

    Xing, Huilin (et al.)

    Pages 149-182

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eBook $149.00
price for USA (gross)
valid through November 5, 2017
  • ISBN 978-3-642-01901-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $199.00
price for USA
valid through November 5, 2017
  • ISBN 978-3-642-01875-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $199.00
price for USA
valid through November 5, 2017
  • ISBN 978-3-642-26609-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
M8.0 Wenchuan Earthquake
Authors
Series Title
Lecture Notes in Earth Sciences
Series Volume
123
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-01901-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-01901-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-01875-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-26609-6
Series ISSN
0930-0317
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 191
Topics