Earthquake Source Asymmetry, Structural Media and Rotation Effects

  • Roman Teisseyre
  • Eugeniusz Majewski
  • Minoru Takeo

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXIII
  2. Macroseismic Rotation Effects and Micromotions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Roman Teisseyre, Jan T. Kozák
      Pages 11-23
  3. Theory of Continua and Fields of Defects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 29-29
    2. Roman Teisseyre, Wojciech Boratyński
      Pages 31-41
    3. Roman Teisseyre, Mariusz Białecki, Marek Górski
      Pages 43-55
    4. Mariusz Białecki
      Pages 67-76
    5. Wojciech Boratyński, Roman Teisseyre
      Pages 77-89
    6. Panayiotis Varotsos, Mary Lazaridou
      Pages 91-111
    7. Eugeniusz Majewski
      Pages 113-128
  4. Rotation Motions, Seismic Source Models, and Asymmetry of Fracture

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 129-129
    2. Minoru Takeo
      Pages 131-156
    3. Roman Teisseyre, Marek Górski, Krzysztof P. Teisseyre
      Pages 169-183
    4. Krzysztof P. Teisseyre, Jerzy Suchcicki
      Pages 185-197
    5. Marek Górski, Krzysztof P. Teisseyre
      Pages 199-215
    6. Eugeniusz Majewski
      Pages 255-272
  5. Effects Related to Medium Structures and Complexity of Wave Propagation

  6. Seismic Rotational Motions: Recording Techniques and Data Analysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 365-365
    2. Graziano Ferrari
      Pages 367-376
    3. K. Ulrich Schreiber, Geoffrey E. Stedman, Heiner Igel, Asher Flaws
      Pages 377-390
    4. Alain Cochard, H. Igel, B. Schuberth, W. Suryanto, A. Velikoseltsev, U. Schreiber et al.
      Pages 391-411
    5. Leszek R. Jaroszewicz, Zbigniew Krajewski, Lech Solarz
      Pages 413-438
    6. Jiří Buben, Vladimír Rudajev
      Pages 487-492
    7. William B. Spillman Jr., Dryver R. Huston, Junru Wu
      Pages 521-545
  7. Rotations and Engineering Seismology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 547-547

About this book


This is the first book on rotational effects in earthquakes, a revolutionary concept in seismology. Existing models do no yet explain the significant rotational and twisting motions that occur during an earthquake and cause the failure of structures. This breakthrough monograph thoroughly investigates rotational waves, basing considerations on modern observations of strong rotational ground motions and detection of seismic rotational waves. To describe the propagation of such waves the authors consider structured elastic media that allow for rotational motions and rotational deformations of the ground, sometimes stronger than translational deformations. The rotation and twist effects are investigated and described and their consequences for designing tall buildings and other important structures are presented. The book will change the way the world views earthquakes and will interest scientists and researchers in the fields of Geophysics, Geology and Civil Engineering.


Deformation Earthquakes Rotation Rotational Ground Motions Seismic Rotational Waves Structured Media earthquake fracture seismic seismology seismometer simulation

Editors and affiliations

  • Roman Teisseyre
    • 1
  • Eugeniusz Majewski
    • 1
  • Minoru Takeo
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of GeophysicsPolish Academy of SciencesWarsawPoland
  2. 2.Earthquake Research InstituteUniversity of TokyoTokyoJapan

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