Location

St. Louis, Missouri

Session Start Date

4-26-1981

Session End Date

5-3-1981

Abstract

The mechanism and reoccurrence rule of surface faulting have been analyzed based on macroscopic inspection and testing in the background of Tangshan earthquake 1976 and other events. It has been proved that such surface faulting bas only limited effect on surface structures nearby. And most of the surface ruptures in soil layer occurred in most earthquake zones are not the causative faults from focus up to the ground surface. Thus its seismic effect should be reestimated.

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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Mechanism of Surface Faulting and its Seismic Effect

St. Louis, Missouri

The mechanism and reoccurrence rule of surface faulting have been analyzed based on macroscopic inspection and testing in the background of Tangshan earthquake 1976 and other events. It has been proved that such surface faulting bas only limited effect on surface structures nearby. And most of the surface ruptures in soil layer occurred in most earthquake zones are not the causative faults from focus up to the ground surface. Thus its seismic effect should be reestimated.