Seismogenic and Tsunamigenic Processes in Shallow Subduction Zones

  • Jeanne Sauber
  • Renata Dmowska

Part of the Pageoph Topical Volumes book series (PTV)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Eric L. Geist, Renata Dmowska
    Pages 485-512
  3. Joanne Bourgeois, Catherine Petroff, Harry Yeh, Vasily Titov, Costas E. Synolakis, Boyd Benson et al.
    Pages 513-540
  4. Debra L. Carlo, Thorne Lay, Charles J. Ammon, Jiajun Zhang
    Pages 677-708
  5. J. Klotz, D. Angermann, G. W. Michel, R. Porth, C. Reigber, J. Reinking et al.
    Pages 709-730
  6. William Spence, C. Mendoza, E. R. Engdahl, G. L. Choy, Edmundo Norabuena
    Pages 753-776
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 777-778

About this book


Earthquakes in shallow subduction zones account for the greatest part of seismic energy release in the Earth and often cause significant damage; in some cases they are accompanied by devastating tsunamis. Understanding the physics of seismogenic and tsunamigenic processes in such zones continues to be a challenging focus of ongoing research. The seismologic and geodetic work reported in this volume highlights the recent advances made toward quantifying and understandig the role of shallow plate coupling in the earthquake generation process. The relation between regional seismotectonics, features in the downgoing plate, and the slip distribution in earthquakes are examined for recent and great historical events. In addition to papers reporting new results, review articles on tsunami and tsunamigenic earthquakes and depth dependent plate interface properties are presented. These observational results, along with complementary laboratory and theoretical studies, can assist in assessing the seismic potential of a given region.


Geophysics Seismology earthquake seismic seismogenic tsunami

Editors and affiliations

  • Jeanne Sauber
    • 1
  • Renata Dmowska
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratory for Terrestrial PhysicsNASA’s Goddard Space Flight CenterGreenbeltUSA
  2. 2.Division of Engineering and Applied SciencesHarvard UniversityCambridgeUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Birkhäuser Verlag 1999
  • Publisher Name Birkhäuser, Basel
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-7643-6146-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-0348-8679-6
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