Earthquakes and Coseismic Surface Faulting on the Iranian Plateau

Earthquakes and Coseismic Surface Faulting on the Iranian Plateau

Historian Mo'in al-Din Esfeza ̄ri (1494), in the first known description of a coseismic surface fault rupture ... by a contemporary observer in Ira ̄n Earthquake activity along the mountain belts on the Iranian plateau is related to an ...

Author: Manuel Berberian

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780444632975

Category: Science

Page: 776

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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. 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
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Resilience and Urban Disasters

Resilience and Urban Disasters

Berberian, M. (2014), Earthquakes and Coseismic Surface Faulting on the Iranian Plateau. Vol. 17, Amsterdam: Elsevier. Chelleri, L., Waters, J.J., Olazabal, M., and Minucci, G. (2015), 'Resilience trade-offs: addressing multiple scales ...

Author: Kamila Borsekova

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781788970105

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Page: 288

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This book addresses unexpected disasters and shocks in cities and urban systems by providing quantitative and qualitative tools for impact analysis and disaster management. Including environmental catastrophes, political turbulence and economic shocks, Resilience and Urban Disasters explores a large range of tumultuous events and key case studies to thoroughly cover these core areas. In particular, the socio-economic impacts on urban systems that are subject to disasters are explored.
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Tectonic Evolution Collision and Seismicity of Southwest Asia

Tectonic Evolution  Collision  and Seismicity of Southwest Asia

Berberian, M., 2014, Earthquakes and Coseismic Surface Faulting on the Iranian Plateau; A Historical, Social, and Physical Approach (Developments in Earth Surface Processes 17): Amsterdam, Netherlands, Elsevier, 776 p.

Author: Rasoul Sorkhabi

Publisher: Geological Society of America

ISBN: 9780813725253

Category: Geology

Page: 675

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Southwest Asia is one of the most remarkable regions on Earth in terms of active faulting and folding, large-magnitude earthquakes, volcanic landscapes, petroliferous foreland basins, historical civilizations as well as geologic outcrops that display the protracted and complex 540 m.y. stratigraphic record of Earth's Phanerozoic Era. Emerged from the birth and demise of the Paleo-Tethys and Neo-Tethys oceans, southwest Asia is currently the locus of ongoing tectonic collision between the Eurasia-Arabia continental plates. The region is characterized by the high plateaus of Iran and Anatolia fringed by the lofty ranges of Zagros, Alborz, Caucasus, Taurus, and Pontic mountains; the region also includes the strategic marine domains of the Persian Gulf, Gulf of Oman, Caspian, and Mediterranean. This 19-chapter volume, published in honor of Manuel Berberian, a preeminent geologist from the region, brings together a wealth of new data, analyses, and frontier research on the geologic evolution, collisional tectonics, active deformation, and historical and modern seismicity of key areas in southwest Asia.
Categories: Geology

The Geology of Iran Tectonic Magmatism and Metamorphism

The Geology of Iran  Tectonic  Magmatism and Metamorphism

21:35–99 Berberian M (2014) Earthquakes and coseismic surface faulting on the Iranian Plateau. Dev Earth Surf Process 17:2–714 Berberian M (2017) Development of geological perceptions and explorations on the Iranian Plateau: from ...

Author: Mansour Ghorbani

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030711092

Category: Science

Page: 441

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This book describes the geological setting of Iran throughout geological history, referring to paleogeography and general geodynamics. Also, all structural units, faults, tectonic phases and orogeny occurred in the geology of Iran have been evaluated. Magmatic and metamorphic rocks along with ophiolitic complexes have extensive outcrops in Iran, and these rocks with Precambrian age constitute its basement. Study and identification of such rocks not only throws light on the geodynamic issues of Iran but also helps in recognition of the mode of formation and evolution of the sedimentary basins located within various structural divisions of the country. Moreover, the majority of metallic and non-metallic mineral deposits are associated either directly or indirectly with magmatic, and at time metamorphic, rocks. In the Magmatism and Metamorphism parts, it is tried to thoroughly consider the various aspects of the igneous rocks, whether intrusive, extrusive or young volcanoes, from the point of view of petrography, geochemistry and geodynamics. In addition, the major intrusive bodies of Iran have been presented along with their petrologic and chronologic specifications in tables, mentioning the bibliographic resources.
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Desert Landscapes and Landforms of Iran

Desert Landscapes and Landforms of Iran

Geological survey of Iran, vol 40, pp 203–227 Hoz-e-Soltan playa with sedimentary cores in Holocene. New Find Appl Geol J 10:29–40 (in Persian) Berberian M (2014) Earthquakes and coseismic surface faulting on the Iranian Plateau, ...

Author: Mehran Maghsoudi

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030589127

Category: Deserts

Page: 204

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This book offers a unique and highly illustrated overview of the desert geomorphology of Iran. It describes the different landscapes and landforms of desert areas such as ergs and badlands offering a comprehensive insight into typical fluvial and eolian forms such as playas, alluvial fans, yardangs, salt domes, dunes, hoodoos and many more. The monograph elaborates the interaction of humans with the landscapes and discusses ongoing developments in geotourism, natural heritage sites as well as the potential for geoparks. Desert Landscapes and Landforms of Iran contains many photographs, satellite images, high-resolution aerial photos, maps, charts and tables which build a nice framework for the assessment of the different geomorphological features. It constitutes a comprehensive introduction for researchers and students of many disciplines in the fields of geography, geosciences, tourism and leisure studies, environmental sciences and landscape planning interested in typical physical characteristics of desert landscapes. .
Categories: Deserts

Treatise on Geophysics

Treatise on Geophysics

Berberian M and Yeats RS (1999) Patterns of historical earthquake rupture in the Iranian plateau. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of ... Bonilla MG (1988) Minimum earthquake magnitude associated with coseismic surface faulting.

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Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780444538031

Category: Science

Page: 5604

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Treatise on Geophysics, Second Edition, is a comprehensive and in-depth study of the physics of the Earth beyond what any geophysics text has provided previously. Thoroughly revised and updated, it provides fundamental and state-of-the-art discussion of all aspects of geophysics. A highlight of the second edition is a new volume on Near Surface Geophysics that discusses the role of geophysics in the exploitation and conservation of natural resources and the assessment of degradation of natural systems by pollution. Additional features include new material in the Planets and Moon, Mantle Dynamics, Core Dynamics, Crustal and Lithosphere Dynamics, Evolution of the Earth, and Geodesy volumes. New material is also presented on the uses of Earth gravity measurements. This title is essential for professionals, researchers, professors, and advanced undergraduate and graduate students in the fields of Geophysics and Earth system science. Comprehensive and detailed coverage of all aspects of geophysics Fundamental and state-of-the-art discussions of all research topics Integration of topics into a coherent whole
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Abstracts for the AGU Western Pacific Geophysics Meeting

Abstracts for the AGU Western Pacific Geophysics Meeting

a given surface wave data set and result in reduced variance reduction and a slight underestimate of the seismic moments ... volume enclosed by the hypocenters of the aftershocks following the 1989 Ms5.8 earthquake existed on the fault ...

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ISBN: CHI:58254329

Category: Geophysics

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Categories: Geophysics

Physics Briefs

Physics Briefs

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ISBN: UOM:39015026182801

Category: Physics

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Categories: Physics