Earthquake and Disaster Risk: Decade Retrospective of the Wenchuan Earthquake

  • Yong-Gang Li

About this book


This book presents review papers and research articles focusing on the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake in Sichuan, China, discussing cross-disciplinary and multiple thematic aspects of modern seismological, geophysical, geological and stochastic methodology and technology. Resulting from international and regional earthquake research and disaster mitigation collaborations, and written by international authors from multiple institutions and disciplines, it describes methods and techniques in earthquake science based on investigations of the Wenchuan earthquake. It also includes extensive reference lists to aid further research.


The book helps both senior researchers and graduate students in earthquake science to broaden their horizons in data analysis, numerical modeling and structural retrieval for the tectonic, geological, geophysical and mechanical interpretation of the 2008 M8 Wenchuan earthquake to support a global and regional cooperation for preparedness, and the mitigation and management of seismic risk.



Wenchuan and Lushan earthquakes earthquake sequence Longmenshan fault system slip distribution fault-zone waveguide and trapped wave fault continuity and seismic gap fault scientific drilling coordinated distributed experiments earthquake potential consultation earthquake forecast branching-point processes ETAS model space-time point process models and EM-algorithm Full-3D wave-propagation simulations data Sensitivity kernels joint inversion of ambient-noise and refraction data Nepal earthquake earthquake fatality estimate and rescue

Editors and affiliations

  • Yong-Gang Li
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Earth SciencesUniversity of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

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