Earthquakes and Multi-hazards Around the Pacific Rim, Vol. I

  • Yongxian Zhang
  • Thomas Goebel
  • Zhigang Peng
  • Charles A. Williams
  • Mark Yoder
  • John B. Rundle

Part of the Pageoph Topical Volumes book series (PTV)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VI
  2. Yong-Xian Zhang, Thomas Goebel, Zhigang Peng, Charles Williams, Mark Yoder, John Rundle
    Pages 1-4
  3. Shengwang Hao, Chao Liu, Yingchong Wang, Fuqing Chang
    Pages 5-21
  4. Yihai Yang, Chuntao Liang, Zhongquan Li, Jinrong Su, Lu Zhou, Fujun He
    Pages 63-73
  5. Kasey W. Schultz, Mark R. Yoder, John M. Wilson, Eric M. Heien, Michael K. Sachs, John B. Rundle et al.
    Pages 75-84
  6. John Max Wilson, Mark R. Yoder, John B. Rundle, Donald L. Turcotte, Kasey W. Schultz
    Pages 85-99
  7. Jay Parker, Margaret Glasscoe, Andrea Donnellan, Timothy Stough, Marlon Pierce, Jun Wang
    Pages 101-116
  8. Yelena Kropivnitskaya, Kristy F. Tiampo, Jinhui Qin, Michael A. Bauer
    Pages 137-155
  9. Hongwei Li, Ye Yuan, Zhiguo Xu, Zongchen Wang, Juncheng Wang, Peitao Wang et al.
    Pages 157-176
  10. Huaizhong Yu, Qingyong Zhu, Faren Zhou, Lei Tian, Yongxian Zhang
    Pages 187-205
  11. Yongxian Zhang, Caiyun Xia, Cheng Song, Xiaotao Zhang, Yongjia Wu, Yan Xue
    Pages 217-232
  12. A. Hawkins, D. L. Turcotte, M. B. Yıkılmaz, L. H. Kellogg, J. B. Rundle
    Pages 249-262

About this book


This is the first of two volumes devoted to earthquakes and multi-hazards around the Pacific Rim. The circum-Pacific seismic belt is home to roughly 80% of the world’s largest earthquakes, making it the ideal location for investigating earthquakes and related hazards such as tsunamis and landslides. Gathering 16 papers that cover a range of topics related to multi-hazards, the book is divided into three sections: earthquake physics, earthquake simulation and data assimilation, and multi-hazard assessment and earthquake forecasting models.

The first section includes papers on laboratory-derived rheological parameters as well as seismic studies in the Gulf of California and China. In turn, the second section includes papers on improvements in earthquake simulators as well as the statistical methods used to evaluate their performance, automated methods for determining fault slip using near-field interferometric data, variabilities in earthquake stress drops in California, and the use of social media data to supplement physical sensor data when estimating local earthquake intensity. The final section includes a paper on probabilistic tsunami hazard assessment, several papers on time-dependent seismic hazard analysis around the Pacific Rim, and a paper on induced and triggered seismicity at the Geysers geothermal field in California.

Rapid advances are being made in our understanding of multi-hazards, as well as the range of tools used to investigate them. This volume provides a representative cross-section of how state-of-the-art knowledge and tools are currently being applied to multi-hazards around the Pacific Rim. The material here should be of interest to scientists involved in all areas of multi-hazards, particularly seismic and tsunami hazards. In addition, it offers a valuable resource for students in the geosciences, covering a broad spectrum of topics related to hazard research.


Multi-hazards Pacific Rim induced and triggered seismicity failure mode Pattern Informatics Method radar interferometry rate-and-state friction seismic gap tsunami hazard earthquake simulators ETAS source and path effects earthquake forecasting apparent stress source parameter inversion social sensors high performance computing fault slip

Editors and affiliations

  • Yongxian Zhang
    • 1
  • Thomas Goebel
    • 2
  • Zhigang Peng
    • 3
  • Charles A. Williams
    • 4
  • Mark Yoder
    • 5
  • John B. Rundle
    • 6
  1. 1.Earthquake Prediction DivisionChina Earthquake Networks Center Earthquake Prediction DivisionBeijingChina
  2. 2.University of CaliforniaSeismological Laboratory, Earth and Plan University of CaliforniaSANTA CRUZUSA
  3. 3.Earth and Atmo. SciencesGeorgia Tech Earth and Atmo. SciencesATLANTAUSA
  4. 4.TectonophysicsGNS Science TectonophysicsLower HuttNew Zealand
  6. 6.Dept of PhysicsUniv of California Dept of PhysicsDavisUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Birkhäuser, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-71564-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-71565-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2504-3625
  • Series Online ISSN 2504-3633
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