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The mechanics of earthquakes and faulting /
Christopher H. Scholz.
edition
Third edition.
imprint
Cambridge ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2019.
description
xxi, 493 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
ISBN
9781107163485, 9781316615232
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imprint
Cambridge ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2019.
isbn
9781107163485
9781316615232
contents note
Brittle fracture of rock -- Rock friction -- Mechanics of faulting -- Mechanics of earthquakes -- The seismic cycle -- Seismotectonics -- Earthquake prediction and hazard analysis.
general note
Previous edition: 2002.
abstract
"This essential reference for graduate students and researchers provides a unified treatment of earthquakes and faulting as two aspects of brittle tectonics at different timescales. The intimate connection between the two is manifested in their scaling laws and populations, which evolve from fracture growth and interactions between fractures. The connection between faults and the seismicity generated is governed by the rate and state dependent friction laws - producing distinctive seismic styles of faulting and a gamut of earthquake phenomena including aftershocks, afterslip, earthquake triggering, and slow slip events. The third edition of this classic treatise presents a wealth of new topics and new observations. These include slow earthquake phenomena; friction of phyllosilicates, and at high sliding velocities; fault structures; relative roles of strong and seismogenic versus weak and creeping faults; dynamic triggering of earthquakes; oceanic earthquakes; megathrust earthquakes in subduction zones; deep earthquakes; and new observations of earthquake precursory phenomena."--Back cover.
catalogue key
12320363
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.

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