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Title The seismogenic zone of subduction thrust faults / edited by Timothy H. Dixon and J. Casey Moore.
Imprint New York : Columbia University Press, [2007]

Series MARGINS theoretical and experimental earth science series
MARGINS theoretical and experimental earth science series.
Subject Subduction zones.
Thrust faults (Geology)
Earthquake prediction.
Alt Name Dixon, Timothy H.,
Moore, J. Casey, 1945-
Description 1 online resource (ix, 680 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The seismogenic zone of subduction thrust faults : introduction / Timothy H. Dixon, J. Casey Moore -- The seismogenic zone of subduction thrust faults : what we know and don't know / R.D. Hyndman -- Sediment inputs to subduction zones : why lithostratigraphy and clay mineralogy matter / Michael B. Underwood -- The thermal state of 18-24 Ma upper lithosphere subducting below the Nicoya peninsula, northern Costa Rica margin / M. Hutnak [and others] -- Influence of subducting topography on earthquake rupture / Susan L. Bilek -- Pore pressure and fluid flow in the northern Barbados accretionary complex : a synthesis / Barbara A. Bekins, Elizabeth J. Screaton -- Pore pressure within underthrust sediment at the nankai subduction zone : implications for prism evolution and decollement initiation and propagation / Julia K. Morgan [and others] -- The Nicaragua convergent margin : seismic reflection imaging of the source of a tsunami earthquake / Kirk D. McIntosh [and others] -- How accentionary prisms elucidate seismogenesis in subduction zones / J. Casey Moore, Christine Rowe, Francesca Meneghini -- Friction of the smectite clay montmorillonite : a review and interpretation of data / Diane E. Moore, David A. Lockner -- Fault friction and the upper transition from seismic to aseismic faulting / Chris Marone, Demian M. Saffer -- Laboratory-observed faulting in intrinsically and apparently weak materials : strength, seismic coupling, dilatancy, and pore-fluid pressure / N.M. Beeler -- Asperities and Quasi-static slips on the subducting plate boundary east of Tohoku, northeast Japan / Akira Hasegawa [and others] -- Anomalous earthquake ruptures at shallow depths on subduction zone megathrusts / Thore Lay, Susan Bilek -- Secular, transient and seasonal crustal movements in Japan from a Dense GPs array : implication for plate dynamics in convergent boundaries / Kosuke Heki -- Elastic and visoelastic models of crustal deformation in subduction earthquake cycles / Kelin Wang -- Distinct updip limits to geodetic locking and microseismicity at the northern Costa Rica seismogenic zone : evidence for two mechanical transitions / Susan Y. Schwartz, Heather R. DeShon -- Collision versus subduction : from a viewpoint of slab dehydration / Tetsuzo Seno -- Subduction and mountain building in the central Andes / Jonas Kley, Tim Vietor.
Summary Subduction zones, one of the three types of plate boundaries, return Earth's surface to its deep interior. Because subduction zones are gently inclined at shallow depths and depress Earth's temperature gradient, they have the largest seismogenic area of any plate boundary. Consequently, subduction zones generate Earth's largest earthquakes and most destructive tsunamis. As tragically demonstrated by the Sumatra earthquake and tsunami of December 2004, these events often impact densely populated coastal areas and cause large numbers of fatalities. While scientists have a general understanding of th seismogenic zone, many critical details reamin obscure. This volume attempts to answer such fundamental concerns as why some interplate subduction earthquakes are relatively modest in rupture length (greater than 100 km) while others, such as the great (M greater than 9) 1960 Chile, 1964 Alaska, and 2004 Sumatra events, rupture along 1000 km or more. Contributors also address why certain subduction zones are fully locked, accumulating elastic strain at essentially the full plate convergence rate, while others appear to be only partially coupled or even freely slipping; whther these locking patterns persist through the seismic cycle; and what is the role of sediments and fluids on the incoming plate.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780231512015 (electronic bk.)
0231512015 (electronic bk.)
0231138660 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780231138666 (cloth ; alk. paper)
Publisher # EB00662446 Recorded Books
OCLC # 812924901
Additional Format Print version: Seismogenic zone of subduction thrust faults. New York : Columbia University Press, 2007 0231138660 (DLC) 2006101332 (OCoLC)76961352

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