Physics of the Earth System Lecture 18 of 18

November 9, 2017 by Abdelkrim Aoudia

A. Aoudia, ICTP

Lesson number 18 (A. Aoudia)

Earthquake cycle and seismic hazard

In this lesson the mechanism of generation of earthquakes is explained in more detail. Using the ealstic rebound theory the seismic cycle is described in terms of interseismic, coseismic, and postseismic phase with the related deformation. Then different earthquake cycle models are presented, together with earthquake recurrence models. In the final part of the lesson seismic hazard and seismic risk are defined. The hazard is the intrinsic natural occurrence of earthquakes and the resulting ground motion and other effects. The risk is the danger the hazard poses to life and property. A shot description of strategies for seismic risk reduction is given.

Below some additional resources about earth structure, plate tectonics and earthquakes.

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Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors - Berkeley

Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors - Berkeley

Earthquakes

Earthquakes

Earthquakes and earthquake hazard

Earthquakes and earthquake hazard

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Physics of the earth’s interior

ORFEUS Educational seismology links

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