Location

St. Louis, Missouri

Session Start Date

4-26-1981

Session End Date

5-3-1981

Abstract

By analyzing the seismic mechanism of the Tangshan earthquake and its pattern of movement through the study of ground deformation and ground strain of the Tangshan earthquake area it is clear that the breeding and occurrence of this event are controlled by a long-term intense active fault zone. By the ground deformation, displacement, tectonic features and seismic effects after the event, this causative fault is known to be composed of a group of NNE trending right turn strike-slip faults and thus we call it the Tangshan active fault zone.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conferences on Recent Advances in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics

Meeting Name

First Conference

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

4-26-1981

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 1981 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Source Mechanism and Seismic Effect of Tangshan Earthquake

St. Louis, Missouri

By analyzing the seismic mechanism of the Tangshan earthquake and its pattern of movement through the study of ground deformation and ground strain of the Tangshan earthquake area it is clear that the breeding and occurrence of this event are controlled by a long-term intense active fault zone. By the ground deformation, displacement, tectonic features and seismic effects after the event, this causative fault is known to be composed of a group of NNE trending right turn strike-slip faults and thus we call it the Tangshan active fault zone.