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New Book: Earthquakes and Coseismic Surface Faulting on the Iranian Plateau

A unique, wide-angle approach to earthquakes and their effects

Earthquakes and Coseismic Surface Faulting on the Iranian Plateau
Author: M  Berberian
Developments in Earth Surface Processes (Book 17)
Hardcover: 770 pages
Publisher: Elsevier; 1 edition (July 9, 2014)
ISBN-10: 0444632921
ISBN-13: 978-0444632920


  • Provides a reference for seismic hazard evaluation and analysis
  • Covers data dealing with crustal deformations caused by earthquake faulting and folding since historic times
  • Presents unique and complete data for use in empirical relation analyses in all regions


Earthquakes and Coseismic Surface Faulting on the Iranian Plateau is a comprehensive and well-illustrated multi-disciplinary research work that analyzes the human and physical aspects of the active faults and large-magnitude earthquakes since ancient times on the Iranian Plateau. The long-term historical, archaeological, and sociological record of earthquakes discussed here gives insight into earthquake magnitudes, recurrences, fault segmentation, clustering, and patterns of coseismic ruptures from prehistoric times to the present. The first part of the book examines oral traditions and literature of the region concerned with earthquakes, particularly in folklore, epic literature, and theology. The second part assesses dynamic phenomena associated with earthquakes, including active tectonics, archaeoseismicity, and coseismic surface faulting throughout the twentieth century.
This work is a valuable technical survey and an essential reference for understanding seismic hazard analysis and earthquake risk minimization in earthquake-prone developing and developed countries throughout the world.


Earthquakes and Coseismic Surface Faulting on the Iranian Plateau, 1st Edition

Part One: Earthquake Hazard Warning in Oral Tradition and Literature on the Iranian Plateau
1. Place Names and Linguistic Traces Referring to Pre-Historic Earthquakes; Earthquake Hazard Warning in Oral Traditions
2. Earthquake Myths
3. Earthquakes and Religious Thoughts
4. Ancient Earthquake Theories
5. Earthquake Folklores and Legends
6. Earthquakes in Epic Literature
7. Earthquake Poems and Chronogrammatic Verses
8. Earthquake Related Inscriptions

Part Two: Dynamic Phenomena Associated with the Earthquakes on the Iranian Plateau
9. Active Tectonics and Geologic Setting of the Iranian Plateau
10. Archaeoseismicity
11. Pre-1900 Coseismic Surface Faulting
12. 1900-1963 Coseismic Surface Faulting
13. 1964-1997 Coseismic Surface Faulting
14. 1998-2013 Coseismic Surface Faulting
15. Coseismic Blind-Fault Related Flexural-Slip Folding and Faulting at the Surface
16. Patterns of the Historical Earthquake Ruptures on the Iranian Plateau
17. Earthquake History of the Iranian Plateau


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