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Earthquakes and Earthquake Engineering


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This Tracer Bullet lists relevant sources of information on earthquakes, seismology, and earthquake engineering. An earthquake is a shaking of the ground resulting from a disturbance in the earth's interior. Seismology is the study of earthquakes and of the origin, propagation, and energy of seismic phenomena, the prediction of these phenomena, and the investigation of the structure of the earth's interior by measuring and analyzing natural or artificially generated seismic signals. Earthquake engineering or engineering seismology includes the study of the behavior of foundations and structures, and of the materials used in their construction in response to earthquakes, as well as techniques that would lessen the effect of earthquakes on such structures. Not intended as a comprehensive bibliography, this compilation updates TB 89-9 and is designed--as the name implies--to put the reader "on target."

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INTRODUCTIONS TO THE TOPIC

Kirby, Stephen H. Earthquake. In McGraw-Hill encyclopedia of science & technology. 9th ed. v. 5. New York, McGraw-Hill, c2002. p. 803-808.
   Q121.M3 2002 <SciRR>

Rikitake, Tsuneji, and Kazuo Hamada. Earthquake prediction. In Encyclopedia of physical science and technology. 3rd. ed. v. 4. San Diego, Academic Press, c2002. p. 743-760.
   Q123.E497 2002 <SciRR>

Stein, Seth, and Eryn Klosko. Earthquake mechanisms and plate tectonics. In Encyclopedia of physical science and technology. 3rd. ed. v. 4. San Diego, Academic Press, c2002. p. 731-742.
   Q123.E497 2002 <SciRR>

Whitman, Robert. Earthquake engineering. In Encyclopedia of physical science and technology. 3rd. ed. v. 4. San Diego, Academic Press, c2002. p. 717-729.
   Q123.E497 2002 <SciRR>

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SUBJECT HEADINGS

Subject headings used by the Library of Congress, under which books on earthquakes can be located in most card, book, and online catalogs, are listed below. Many of these subject headings may be subdivided.

Highly Relevant

EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING
EARTHQUAKE INTENSITY
EARTHQUAKE PREDICTION
EARTHQUAKES

      Use subdivision EARTHQUAKE under names of cities, e.g., LISBON, (PORTUGAL)-- EARTHQUAKE, 1755; NEW MADRID (MO.)--EARTHQUAKE, 1811; SAN FRANCISCO, (CALIF.)--EARTHQUAKE, 1906
      Use subdivision EARTHQUAKE EFFECTS under various headings for types of structures subject to earthquake forces, e.g., ARCH DAMS--EARTHQUAKE EFFECTS; BRICK HOUSES--EARTHQUAKE EFFECTS; BRIDGES--EARTHQUAKE EFFECTS; BUILDINGS--EARTHQUAKE EFFECTS; BUILDINGS, REINFORCED CONCRETE--EARTHQUAKE EFFECTS; DAMS--EARTHQUAKE EFFECTS; EARTH DAMS--EARTHQUAKE EFFECTS; ELECTRIC POWER-PLANTS--EARTHQUAKE EFFECTS; ELECTRIC POWER SYSTEMS--EARTHQUAKE EFFECTS; HARBORS--EARTHQUAKE EFFECTS; HIGH-RISE APARTMENT BUILDINGS--EARTHQUAKE EFFECTS; HISTORIC SITES--EARTHQUAKE EFFECTS; NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS--EARTHQUAKE EFFECTS; PIPE LINES--EARTHQUAKE EFFECTS; PRESSURE VESSELS--EARTHQUAKE EFFECTS; TALL BUILDINGS--EARTHQUAKE EFFECTS; TANKS--EARTHQUAKE EFFECTS; TELEPHONE LINES--EARTHQUAKE EFFECTS; UNDERGROUND CONSTRUCTION--EARTHQUAKE EFFECTS; UNDERGROUND UTILITY LINES--EARTHQUAKE EFFECTS
      Use subdivision CHRONOLOGY under various headings, e.g., EARTHQUAKES--HISTORY--CHRONOLOGY; EARTHQUAKES--UNITED STATES--HISTORY--CHRONOLOGY; EARTHQUAKES--CHINA--CHRONOLOGY

Relevant

EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING LABORATORIES
EARTHQUAKE RESISTANT DESIGN
SEISMOLOGY

Related

EARTHQUAKE SIMULATORS
EARTHQUAKE SOUNDS
EARTHQUAKES AND HYDRAULIC STRUCTURES
EARTHQUAKES AND RAILROADS
INSURANCE, EARTHQUAKE
SEISMOMETRY
SOIL LIQUEFACTION
TSUNAMIS

More General

EARTH MOVEMENTS
GEOPHYSICAL PREDICTION
MICROSEISMS
NATURAL DISASTERS
SEISMIC WAVES

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BASIC TEXTS

Bolt, Bruce A. Earthquakes. 5th ed. New York, W. H. Freeman, 2003. 378 p.
   Bibliography: p. 359-365.
   QE534.3.B65 2003 <SciRR>

Hough, Susan Elizabeth. Earthshaking science: what we know (and don’t know) about earthquakes. Princeton, NJ, Princeton University Press, c2002. 238 p.
   Bibliography: p. 227-230.
   QE534.3.H68 2002 <SciRR>

Living on an active earth: perspectives on earthquake science. Committee on the Science of Earthquakes, Board on Earth Sciences and Resources, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies. Washington, National Academies Press, c2003. 418 p.
   Includes bibliographies.
   QE539.L58 2003 <SciRR>
   Available online at http://www.nap.edu/openbook/0309065623/html/

Prager, Ellen J. Furious earth: the science and nature of earthquakes, volcanoes, and tsunamis. New York, McGraw-Hill, c2000. 235 p.
   Bibliography: p. 217-224.
   QE534.2.P73 2000 <SciRR>

Stein, Seth, and Michael Wysession. An introduction to seismology, earthquakes, and earth structure. Malden, MA, Blackwell Pub., 2003. 498 p.
   Bibliography: p. 476-485.
   QE534.3.S74 2003 <SciRR>

Stover, Carl W., and Jerry L. Coffman. Seismicity of the United States, 1568-1989 (revised). Washington, U.S. Govt. Print. Off., 1993. 418 p. (U.S. Geological Survey professional paper, 1527)
   Bibliography: p. 400-417
   QE535.2.U6S77 1993 <SciRR>
   Lists earthquakes by state and date.

Yeats, Robert S., Kerry Sieh, and Clarence R. Allen. The geology of earthquakes. New York, Oxford University Press, 1997. 568 p.
   Bibliography: 500-549.
   QE534.2.Y43 1997 <SciRR>

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ADDITIONAL TITLES

Bulletin of the International Seismological Centre. Bulletin du Centre séismologique international. 1964- Thatcham, Berkshire, UK, International Seismological Centre. bimonthly.
   QE532.I56A26

Crouch, Nathaniel. The general history of earthquakes. London, A. Bettesworth, 1734. 177 p.
   QE533.C95 1734 <Rare Book Collection>

Dahlen, F. A., and Jeroen Tromp. Theoretical global seismology. Princeton, NJ, Princeton University Press, c1998. 1025 p.
   Bibliography: p. 967-997.
   QE534.2.D34 1998

Davison, Charles. The founders of seismology. New York, Arno Press, 1978. 240 p.
   Includes bibliographies.
   QE534.D25 1978
   Reprint of the 1927 ed. published at the University Press, Cambridge.

Davison, Charles. Great earthquakes. London, T. Murby & Co., 1936. 286 p.
   Includes bibliographies.
   QE534.D253

Earthquake geodynamics: seismic case studies. Editor, E. L. Lekkas. Southhampton, UK, Boston, WIT Press, c2004. 176 p. (Advances in earthquake engineering, v. 12)
   Includes bibliographies.
   QE534.3.E35 2004

Felt and damaging earthquakes. Séismes ressentis et destructeurs. 1976-1990. Thatcham, Berkshire, UK, International Seismological Centre. annual.
   QE531.F44
   Comprises, in tabular form, all of the information previously published in Bulletin of the International Seismological Centre.

Housner, G. W. (George William). Selected earthquake engineering papers of George W. Housner. New York, American Society of Civil Engineers, c1990. 783 p.
   Includes bibliographies.
   TA654.6.H68 1990

Innovative approaches to earthquake engineering. Edited by G. Oliveto. Southhampton, UK, Boston, WIT Press, c2002. 323 p. (Advance in earthquake engineering, v. 10)
   Includes bibliographies.
   TA654.6.I555 2002

Regional catalogue of earthquakes. Catalogue régional de séismes. Regional’nyi katalog zemletriasenii. 1964-2000. Thatcham, Berkshire, UK, International Seismological Centre. semiannual.
   QE532.R43
   From 2001 onwards available online at http://ftp.isc.ac.uk

Richter, C. F. Elementary seismology. San Francisco, W. H. Freeman, 1958. 768 p.
   Includes bibliographies.
   QE534.R5

Scholz, C. H. (Christopher H.) The mechanics of earthquakes and faulting. 2nd ed. Cambridge, UK, New York, Cambridge University Press, 2002. 471 p.
   Includes bibliographies.
   QE534.3.S37 2002

Shearer, Peter M. Introduction to seismology. Cambridge, UK, New York, Cambridge University Press, 1999.
260 p.
   Bibliography: p. 251-255.
   QE534.2.S455 1999

Udías Vallina, Agustín. Principles of seismology. Cambridge, UK, New York, Cambridge University Press, 1999. 475 p.
   Bibliography: p. 458-467.
   QE534.2.U35 1999

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SPECIALIZED TITLES

Specialized Titles about Seismic Design

Ambrose, James E., and Dimitry Vergun. Design for earthquakes. New York, John Wiley, c1999. 363 p.
   Bibliography: p. 357-358
   TA658.44.A43 1999 <SciRR>

Arnold, Christopher, Robert Reitherman, with the assistance of Eric Elsesser and Dianne Whitaker. Building configuration and seismic design. New York, Wiley, c1982. 296 p.
   Bibliography: p. 253-286.
   TA658.44.A76 1982 <SciRR>

Baradar, Majid. 345 solved seismic design problems. 4th ed. Belmont, CA, Professional Publications, c2000.
163 p.
   Includes bibliographies.
   TA658.44.B37 2000

Bridge engineering: seismic design. Edited by Wai-Fah Chen, Lian Duan. Boca Raton, FL, CRC Press, c2003. 1v.
   Includes bibliographies.
   TG300.B753 2003

Concrete structures in earthquake regions: design and analysis. Edited by Edmund Booth. Harlow, Essex, UK, Longman Scientific & Technical; New York, Copublished in the U.S. with J. Wiley, 1994. 368 p.
   Includes bibliographies.
   TA658.44.C66 1994

Connor, J. J. (Jerome J.). Introduction to structural motion control. Upper Saddle River, NJ, Prentice Hall Pearson Education, Inc., c2003. 680 p.
   Bibliography: p. 664-674.
   TA658.44.C68 2003

Dowrick, David J. Earthquake resistant design: for engineers and architects. 2nd ed. Chichester, West Sussex, UK, New York, Wiley, c1987. 519 p.
   Includes bibliographies.
   TA658.44.D67 1987

Englekirk, Robert E. Seismic design of reinforced and precast concrete buildings. Hoboken, NJ, Wiley, 2003.
825 p.
   Includes bibliographies.
   TA658.44.E56 2003

Fanella, David A., and Javeed A. Munshi. Design of concrete buildings for earthquake and wind forces according to the 1997 uniform building code. Skokie, IL, Portland Cement Association, c1998. 1 v.
   Includes bibliographies.
   TA658.44.F36 1998

Komodromos, Petros I. Seismic isolation for earthquake-resistant structures. Southhampton, UK, Boston, WIT Press, c2000. 201 p. (Advances in earthquake engineering, 7)
   TA658.44.K66 2000

Lagorio, Henry J. Earthquakes: an architect’s guide to nonstructural seismic hazards. New York, Wiley, c1990. 312 p.
   Bibliography: p. 295-300.
   TA658.44.L34 1990 <SciRR>

Modeling of inelastic behavior of RC structures under seismic loads. Edited by P. Benson Shing, Tada-aki Tanabe. Reston, VA, American Society of Civil Engineers, 2001. 624 p.
   Includes bibliographies.
   TA658.44.M53 2001

Penelis, George G., and Andreas J. Kappos. Earthquake-resistant concrete structures. London, New York, E & FN Spon, 1997. 572 p.
   Includes bibliographies.
   TA658.44.P46 1997

Practical guide to seismic restraint. James R. Tauby and others. Atlanta, American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, c1999. 153 p.
   TA658.44.P73 1999

Primer on seismic isolation. Sponsored by Task Committee on Seismic Isolation, Seismic Effects Committee ... of the American Society of Civil Engineers. Edited by Andrew W. Taylor, Takeru Igusa. Reston, VA, American Society of Civil Engineers, 2004. 58 p.
   Includes bibliographies.
   TA658.44.P74 2004

Seismic design of reinforced concrete structures for controlled inelastic response: design concepts. Comité euro-international du béton. London, Thomas Telford, 1998. 174 p.
   Bibliography: p. 167-174.
   TA658.44.S413 1998
   Originally published in: CEB bulletin d’information, no. 236, 1997.

Seismic rehabilitation of concrete structures. Editors, Gajanan M. Sabnis, Avanti C. Shroff, Lawrence F. Kahn. Farmington Hills, MI, American Concrete Institute, c1996. 318 p.
   Includes bibliographies.
   TA658.44.S218 1996

Skinner, R. Ivan (Robert Ivan), William H. Robinson, and Graeme H. McVerry. An introduction to seismic isolation. Chichester, UK, New York, Wiley, c1993. 354 p.
   Bibliography: p. 337-347.
   TA658.44.S55 1993

Stratta, James L. Manual of seismic design. Englewood Cliffs, NJ, Prentice-Hall, c1987. 272 p.
   Includes bibliographies.
   TA658.44.S75 1987 <SciRR>

Takewaki, Izuru. Dynamic structural design: inverse problem approach. Southampton, UK, Boston, WIT Press, c2000. 259 p. (Advances in earthquake engineering, v. 6)
   Includes bibliographies.
   TA658.44.T35 2000

Williams, Alan. Civil engineering: seismic design: review for the breadth/depth exam in civil engineering. Austin, TX, Engineering Press, c2000. 103 p.
   Bibliography: p. 101-102.
   TA658.44.W53 2000

Williams, Alan. Seismic design of buildings and bridges: for civil and structural engineers. 2002-2003 ed. Oxford, UK, New York, Oxford University Press, 2003. 470 p.
   Includes bibliographies.
   TA658.44.W55 2003

Specialized Titles about Particular Periods or Places

Catalogue of ancient earthquakes in the Mediterranean area up to the 10th century. Edited by Emanuela Guidoboni with the collaboration of Alberto Comastri and Giusto Traina; translated from the Italian by Brian Phillips. Rome, Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica, c1994. 504 p.
   Includes bibliographies.
   QE536.2.I8T4713 1994
   Translation of Terremoti prima del Mille in Italia e nell’area mediterranea.

Catalogue of Chinese earthquakes, 1831 B.C.--1969 A.D. Edited by Gu Gongxu, and others. Beijing, Science Press, 1989. 872 p.
   Bibliography: p. 859.
   QE537.2.C6C48713 1989
   Translation of: Chung-kuo ti chen mu lu.

Geschwind, Carl-Henry. California earthquakes: science, risk, and the politics of hazard mitigation. Baltimore, Johns Hopkins University Press, c2001. 337 p.
   Bibliography: p. 233-316.
   QE535.2.U6G485 2001

Hough, Susan Elizabeth. Finding fault in California: an earthquake tourist’s guide. Missoula, MT, Mountain Press Pub. Co., 2004. 263 p.
   Bibliography: p. 253-254.
   QE535.2.U6H68 2004

National Research Council. Committee on the Alaska Earthquake. The great Alaska earthquake of 1964. Washington, National Academy of Sciences, 1968-1973. 8 v. (National Academy of Sciences, Washington, Publication, 1601-1608)
   Includes bibliographies.
   QE535.2.U6N37 1968

Page, Jake, and Charles B. Officer. The big one: the earthquake that rocked early America and helped create a science. Boston, Houghton Mifflin, c2004. 239 p.
   QE535.2.U6P34 2004

Other Specialized Titles

Coburn, Andrew, and Robin Spence. Earthquake protection. 2nd ed. Chichester, West Sussex, Eng., Hoboken, NJ, J. Wiley, c2002. 420 p.
   Bibliography: p. 385-402
   QE539.2.S34C63 2002 <SciRR> .

Dowrick, David J. Earthquake risk reduction. Chichester, West Sussex, Eng., Hoboken, NJ, J. Wiley, c2003. 506 p.
   Includes bibliographies.
   TA654.6.D69 2003

Earthquake geodynamics: seismic case studies. Editor, E. L. Lekkas. Southampton, UK, Boston, WIT, c2004. 176 p. (Advances in earthquake engineering, v. 12)
   Includes bibliographies.
   QE534.3.E35 2004

Earthquake microzoning. Edited by Carlos Oliveira, Antoni Roca. Basel, Boston, Birkäuser, 2002. p. 2291-2647.    Includes bibliographies.
   QE539.2.S34E285 2002

Earthquake prediction--state of the art. Edited by Max Wyss, Renata Dmowska. Basel, Boston, Birkäuser Verlag, 1997. 264 p.
   Includes bibliographies.
   QE538.8.E3735 1997
   Reprint from Pure and applied geophysics, v. 149 (1997), no. 1.

Guha, S. K. (Santosh Kumar). Induced earthquakes. Boston, Kluwer Academic Publishers, c2000. 314 p.
   QE539.2.I36G84 2000

Lomnitz, Cinna. Fundamentals of earthquake prediction. New York, John Wiley & Sons, c1994. 326 p.    Bibliography: p. 309-321.
   QE538.8.L66 1994

Reinforced soil engineering: advances in research and practice. Edited by Hoe I. Ling, Dov Leshchinsky, Fumio Tatsuoka. New York, M. Dekker, c2003. 512 p. (Civil and environmental engineering, 14)
   Includes bibliographies.
   TA710.R3923 2003

Seismic tomography: theory and practice. Edited by H. M. Iyer and K. Hirahara. London, New York, Chapman & Hall, 1993. 842 p.
   Includes bibliographies
   QE538.5.S4288 1993

Wave motion in earthquake engineering. Edited by E. Kausel and G. Manolis. Southampton, UK, Boston, WIT Press, c2000. 362 p. (Advances in earthquake engineering, v. 5)
   Includes bibliographies.
   TA654.6.W38 2000

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HANDBOOKS and ENCYCLOPEDIAS

Computer analysis and design of earthquake resistant structures: a handbook. Editors, D. E. Beskos and S. A. Anagnostopoulos. Southampton, UK, Boston, Computational Mechanics Publications, c1997. 913 p. (International series on advances in earthquake engineering, v. 3)    Includes bibliographies.
   TA658.44.C654 1997

Day, Robert W. Geotechnical earthquake engineering handbook. New York, McGraw-Hill, 2002. 1 v.
   Bibliography: p. F1-F11.
   TA654.6.D39 2002 <SciRR>

Earthquake engineering handbook. Edited by Wai-Fah Chen, Charles Scawthorn. Boca Raton, FL, CRC Press, c2003. 1 v.
   Includes bibliographies.
   TA654.6.E374 2003 <SciRR>

International handbook of earthquake and engineering seismology. Edited by William H. K. Lee and others. Amsterdam, Boston, Academic Press, 2002-2003. 2 v. (International geophysics series, v. 81)
   Includes bibliographies
   QE537.3.I68 2003 MRC <SciRR>.

International handbook of earthquake engineering: codes, programs, and examples. Edited by Mario Paz. New York, Chapman & Hall, 1994. 545 p.
   Includes bibliographies.
   TA658.44.P395 1994 <SciRR>

Ritchie, David, and Alexander E. Gates. Encyclopedia of earthquakes and volcanoes. New ed. New York, Facts on File, c2001. 306 p.
   Bibliography: p. 284-285
   QE521.R58 2001 <SciRR>

The Seismic design handbook. Edited by Farzad Naeim. 2nd ed. Boston, Kluwer Academic Publishers, c2001. 830 p.
   TA658.44.S395 2001 <SciRR>

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CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

International Conference on Earthquake Resistant Engineering Structures (4th, 2003, Ancona, Italy). Earthquake resistant engineering structures IV. Editors, G. Latini, C. A. Brebbia. Southampton, UK, Boston, WIT, 2003. 379 p. (Advances in earthquake engineering, v. 13)
   Includes bibliographies.
   TA654.6.I567 2003

International Conference on Earthquake Risk Minimization (2002, Nicosia, Cyprus). Proceedings: International Conference on Earthquake Risk Minimization, Nicosia, 14-16 March 2002. Edited by George Petrides and others. Nicosia, Cyprus, Geological Survey Dept., Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment in corporation [i.e. cooperation] with the Ministry of the Interiors and the Technical Chamber of Cyprus (ETEK), 2002. 339 p.
   Includes bibliographies.
   TA654.6.I568 2002

International Workshop on Seismic Design Methodologies for the Next Generation of Codes (1997, Bled, Slovenia). Seismic design methodologies for the next generation of codes: proceedings of the International Workshop on Seismic Design Methodologies for the Next Generation of Codes, Bled, Slovenia, 24-27 June 1997. Edited by Peter Fajfar, Helmut Krawinkler. Rotterdam, Brookfield, Vt., Balkema, 1997. 411 p.
   Includes bibliographies.
   TA658.44.I584 1997

Japan-Turkey Workshop on Earthquake Engineering (3rd, 2000, Istanbul, Turkey). Proceedings of the Third Japan-Turkey Workshop on Earthquake Engineering: 21-25 February 2000, Istanbul. Editors, M. Hasan Boduroglu and others. Istanbul, Istanbul Technical University, 2000. 2 v.
   Includes bibliographies.
   TA654.6.J37 2000

U.S. Conference on Lifeline Earthquake Engineering (6th, 2003, Long Beach, CA). Advancing mitigation technologies and disaster response for lifeline systems: proceedings of the sixth U.S. Conference and Workshop on Lifeline Earthquake Engineering, August 10-13, 2003, Long Beach, California. Edited by James E. Beavers. Reston, VA, American Society of Civil Engineers, 2003. 1078 p. (Technical Council on Lifeline Earthquake Engineering monograph, no. 25)
   Includes bibliographies.
   TA654.6.U15 2003

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GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS

Carder, Dean S., ed. Earthquake investigations in the Western United States, 1931-1964. Washington, U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Coast and Geodetic Survey, U.S. Govt. Print. Off., 1965. 264 p. (United States. Coast and Geodetic Survey. Publication 41-2)
   Includes bibliographies.
   QE535.C28

Coffman, Jerry L., and Carl A. Von Hake. Earthquake history of the United States. Rev. ed. (through 1970). Boulder, Colo., Environmental Data Service; Washington, U.S. Govt. Print. Off., 1973. 208 p. (United States. Coast and Geodetic Survey. Publication, 41-1)
   Bibliography: p. 186-189.
   QE535.C63 1973 <SciRR>

Coffman, Jerry L. Earthquake history of the United States. (1971-76 supplement.) Boulder, Colo., U.S. Dept. of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Geological Survey; Washington, U.S. Govt. Print. Off., 1979. 41 p. (United States. Coast and Geodetic Survey. Publication, 41-1)
   Includes bibliographical references.
   QE535.2.U6C63

Poppe, Barbara B. Directory of world seismograph stations. World Data Center A for Solid Earth Geophysics. Boulder, CO, The Center, U.S. Dept. of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Environmental Data and Information Service, 1980- (Report SE-25)
   Contents: v. I, pt. 1. United States, Canada, Bermuda.
   QE500.W67a no. 25

Poppe, Barbara B. Historical survey of U.S. seismograph stations. Washington, U.S. Govt. Print. Off., 1979.
389 p. (Geological survey professional paper, 1096)
   QE540.U6P66

United States earthquakes. 1928- Washington, U.S. Geological Survey; U.S. Govt. Print. Off. annual.    QE535.2.U6U55

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TECHNICAL REPORTS

TECHNICAL REPORTS and other literature may be identified in the following abstracting and indexing journals:

Government Reports Announcements & Index (1946- )
   Z7916.G78 <SciRR A&I> and Electronic Format

Monthly Catalog of United States Government Publications (1895- )
   Z1233.A18 <SciRR A&I> and Electronic Format

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SELECTED TECHNICAL REPORTS

Reports listed below are available in the microform collection of the Science, Technology & Business Division. These and other reports on the subject may also be purchased from the National Technical Information Service (NTIS), 5825 Port Royal Road, Springfield, Virginia 22161. NTIS telephone: (703) 605-6585. http://www.ntis.gov

Murphy, J. R., and others. Improved focal depth determination for use in seismic monitoring of the underground nuclear explosions. San Diego, CA, Science Applications International Corp., 2003. 60 p. (AFRLVS-HA-TR-2004-1031)
   ADA422863

New Madrid seismic zone: overview of the earthquake hazard and magnitude assessment based on fragility of historic structures. Washington, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research, 2003. 114 p.
   PB2004101150

Sfura, J. F. Nonlinear seismic response of asymmetric structures. Champaign, IL, Construction Engineering Research Lab. (Army), Engineer Research and Development Center, 2003. 682 p. (ERDC/CERL-MP-03-2)
   ADA421318

Walter, W. R., and others. Improving the fundamental understanding of regional seismic signal processing with a unique Western U.S. dataset. Washington, Department of Energy, 2003. 16 p. (UCRL-JC-148365-R1)
   E200315005131

Widyaya, M. A., and C. L. Roberts-Wollmann. Influence of the new LRFD seismic guidelines on the design of bridges in Virginia. Richmond, VA, Virginia Department of Transportation, 2004. 88 p. (VTRC-04-CR17) (FHWA/VTRC04-CR17)
   PB20044104489

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DISSERTATIONS

DISSERTATIONS may be identified by using online resources or the following indexes located in the Main Reading Room. Consult any reference librarian about options. Some dissertations may be available in full text through electronic resources on public terminals at the Library of Congress.

Comprehensive Dissertation Index. (1861-1972)
   Z5053.X47 1973

Comprehensive Dissertation Index. Supplement. (1973- annual)
   Z5053.X47a

Dissertation Abstracts International (1938- monthly)
   Z5053.D57 and Electronic format

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SELECTED DISSERTATIONS

Chen, Youlin. Modeling and imaging asperities on a fault plane and characterizing spatial and temporal patterns of precursory seismicity. Ann Arbor, MI, University Microfilms, 2005.
   Collation of the original: 145 p.
   UMI publication number 3140450
   Thesis (doctoral)--University of Southern California, 2004.

Erbay, Omer Onur. A methodology to assess seismic risk for populations of unreinforced masonry buildings. Ann Arbor, MI, University Microfilms, 2004.
   Collation of the original: 197 p.
   UMI publication number 3130912
   Thesis (doctoral)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2004.

Ibarra, Luis F. Global collapse of frame structures under seismic excitations. Ann Arbor, MI, University Microfilms, 2004.
   Collation of the original: 324 p.
   UMI publication number 3111732
   Thesis (doctoral)--Stanford University, 2004.

Kanvinde, Amit M. Micromechanical simulation of earthquake-induced fracture in steel structures. Ann Arbor, MI, University Microfilms, 2004.
   Collation of the original: 272 p.
   UMI publication number 3128648
   Thesis (doctoral)--Stanford University, 2004.

Mavroeidis, George P. Modeling and simulation of near-fault strong ground motions for earthquake engineering applications. Ann Arbor, MI, University Microfilms, 2004.
   Collation of the original: 218 p.
   UMI publication number 3113512
   Thesis (doctoral)--State University of New York at Buffalo, 2004.

Sin, Myoungsu. Performance of reinforced concrete edge beam-column-slab connections subjected to earthquake loading. Ann Arbor, MI, University Microfilms, 2004.
   Collation of the original: 213 p.
   UMI publication number 3131024
   Thesis (doctoral)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2004

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BIBLIOGRAPHIES

Bibliography of seismology. Thatcham, Berkshire, UK, International Seismological Centre, 1965- Biennial.
   Z6033.E1B52
   1965 -1995 available online at http://www.isc.ac.uk/doc/products/bibliography.html

Manson, Connie, and Lee Walking. Tsunamis on the Pacific Coast of Washington State and adjacent areas: a selected, annotated, bibliography and directory. Olympia, WA, Washington State Dept. of Natural Resources, 1998. 40 p. (Open file report, Washington Division of Geology and Earth Resources, 98-4)
   Z6004.P6M36 1998

Rubin, Claire B. Earthquake mitigation: a bibliography. Boulder, CO, Natural Hazards Research and Applications Information Center, University of Colorado, 1992. 66 p. (Topical bibliography, no. 17)
   Z6033.E1R8 1992

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ABSTRACTING AND INDEXING SERVICES

Abstracting and indexing services that index relevant journal articles and other literature are listed. Some suggested terms for searching include "Earthquakes," "Seismic Theory," "Aftershocks," "Microseisms," "Seismological Stations," "Earthquakes and Building," "Seismometers and Seismometry," "Seismometry," "Seismic Surveys," all headings beginning with "Earthquake(s)," headings listed in the Subject Headings section of this guide, or more specific headings, depending upon the topic of interest. Many of the titles are now available in electronic format.
Consult a reference librarian for location and format of abstracting and indexing services.

Abstracts of North American Geology (1966-1971)
   Z6034.N65A2 <SciRR A&I>

Applied Science & Technology Index (1913- )
   Z7913.I7 <SciRR A&I> and Electronic format

Bibliography and Index of Geology (1933- )
   Z6031.G4 <SciRR A&I>

Current Technology Index (1962- )
   Z7913.B7 <SciRR>

Engineering Index (1884- )
   Z5851.E62 <SciRR A&I> and Electronic format

General Science Abstracts (1978- )
   Z7401.G46 <SciRR A&I> and Electronic format

GEOBASE (1980- )
   Electronic format

Geological Abstracts. Geophysics & Tectonics Abstracts (1982- )
   QE500.G395 <SciRR A&I>

Geophysical Abstracts (1929-1971)
   QE500.U5

GeoRef (1785- )
   Electronic format

International Aerospace Abstracts (1961- )
   TL500.I57 <SciRR A&I>

Oceanic Abstracts (1964- )
   GC1.O24 <SciRR A&I>

Readers` Guide to Periodical Literature (1900- )
   AI3.R45 <BusRR>, <N&CPR> and Electronic Format

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JOURNALS

Journals that often contain relevant articles include the following:

Acta Seismologica Sinica QE531.T462
Bulletin of the Earthquake Research Institute, University of Tokyo QE531.T6
Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America QE531.S3
Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics TA654.6.E37
Earthquake Spectra
TA654.6.E384
Geophysical Journal International QC801.G3819
Journal of Earthquake Engineering TA654.6.J69
Seismological Research Letters QE531.S336
Tectonophysics QE500.T4

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REPRESENTATIVE JOURNAL ARTICLES

Ambraseys, N. The seismic activity of the Marmara Sea region over the last 2000 years. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, v. 92, Feb. 2002: 1-18.
   QE531.S3

Camassi, R., and V. Castelli. Looking for “new” earthquake data in the 17th-18th century European “newssellers” network. Journal of earthquake engineering, v. 8, May 2004: 335-359.
   TA654.6.J69

Lagomarsino, Sergio, and Stefano Podesta. Seismic vulnerability of ancient churches: I. Damage assessment and emergency planning. Earthquake spectra, v. 20, May 2004: 377-394.
   TA654.6.E384

Legg, Mark R., Jose C. Borrero and Costas E. Synolakis. Tsunami hazards associated with the Catalina Fault in Southern California. Earthquake spectra, v. 20, Aug. 2004: 917-950.
   TA654.6.E384

Lomnitz, Cinna. Major earthquakes of Chile: a historical survey, 1535-1960. Seismological research letters, v. 75, May/June 2004: 368-378.
   QE531.S336

Monaco, C., and L. Tortorici. Faulting and effects of earthquakes on Minoan archaeological sites in Crete (Greece). Tectonophysics, v. 382, Apr. 9, 2004: 103-116.
   QE500.T4

Ryan, Keri L., and Anil K. Chopra. Estimation of seismic demands on isolators in asymmetric buildings using non-linear analysis. Earthquake engineering and structural dynamics, v. 33, Mar. 2004: 395-418.
   TA654.6.E37

Stothers, Richard B. Ancient and modern earthquake lights in northwestern Turkey. Seismological research letters, v. 75, Mar./Apr. 2004: 199-204.
   QE531.S336

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SELECTED MATERIALS

Selected materials available in the Science Reading Room pamphlet boxes include the following:

Allen, Richard M., and Hiroo Kanamori. The potential for earthquake early warning in southern California. Science, v. 300, May 2, 2003: 786-789.

Anderson, Greg, Brad Aagaard, and Ken Hudnut. Fault interactions and large complex earthquakes in the Los Angeles area. Science, v. 302, Dec. 12, 2003: 1946-1949.

Bakun, William H., and Margaret G. Hopper. Historical seismic activity in the central United States. Seismological research letters, v. 75, Sept./Oct. 2004: 564-574.

Chang, Stephanie E., and Masanobu Shinozuka. Measuring improvements in the disaster resilience of communities. Earthquake spectra, v. 20, Aug. 2004: 739-755.

Frankel, Arthur. How can seismic hazard around the New Madrid seismic zone be similar to that in California? Seismological research letters, v. 75, Sept./Oct. 2004:575-586.

Krajick, Kevin. Future shocks. Smithsonian, v.35, Mar. 2005: 38-46.

McDonagh, Sorcha. On shifting ground: how much is enough when mitigating earthquake damage? Science news, v. 164, Aug. 23, 2003: 120-122.

Normile, Dennis. Some countries are betting that a few seconds can save lives. Science, v. 306, Dec. 24, 2004: 2178-2179.

Stein, Ross S. Earthquake conversations. Scientific American, v. 288, Jan. 2003: 72-79.

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ADDITIONAL SOURCES OF INFORMATION

Earthquake Engineering Research Institute
449 14th Street, Suite 320
Oakland, CA 94612-1934
Telephone: (510) 451-0905
Fax: (510) 451-5411
E-Mail: eeri@eeri.org
URL: http://www.eeri.org
   The Earthquake Engineering Research Institute is a national, nonprofit, technical society of engineers, geoscientists, architects, planners, public officials, and social scientists.

Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering
University at Buffalo, State University of New York
Red Jacket Quadrangle
Buffalo, NY 14261
Telephone: (716) 645-3391
Fax: (716) 645-3399
E-Mail: mceer@mceermail.buffalo.edu
URL: http://mceer.buffalo.edu/
   The Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research (MCEER) is a national center that develops and applies knowledge and advanced technologies to reduce earthquake losses. This Center was established in 1986 by the National Science Foundation (NSF) as the country’s first National Center for Earthquake Engineering Research (NCEER).

MCEER Information Service
University at Buffalo, State University of New York
304 Capen Hall/SEL
Buffalo, NY 14260
Telephone: (716) 645-3377
Fax: (716) 645-3379
E-Mail: mceeris@mceermail.buffalo.edu
URL: http://mceer.buffalo.edu/infoService/
   The MCEER Information Service, a component of the Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research, is a comprehensive source of information on earthquake engineering, earthquake hazards mitigation, disaster preparedness, and related topics.
See also QUAKELINE® Database
URL: http://mceer.buffalo.edu/utilities/quakeline.asp
   QUAKELINE® is a bibliographic database produced by the MCEER Information Service. It covers earthquakes, earthquake engineering, natural hazard mitigation, and related topics. It includes records for various publication types, such as journal articles, conference papers, technical reports, maps, and videotapes. QUAKELINE® was launched in May 1987. The database currently provides access to about 40,000 records. The MCEER Information Service possesses all documents cited in the database.

National Earthquake Information Center
United States Geological Survey
Box 25046, DFC, MS 966
Denver, CO 80225-0046
Telephone: (303) 273-8500
Earthquake Information Line: (303) 273-8516
   Prerecorded information on earthquakes recorded during the previous 24 hours.
FAX: (303) 273-8450
E-Mail: sedas@neisb.cr.usgs.gov
URL: http://neic.usgs.gov
   The mission of the National Earthquake Information Center (NEIC) is to rapidly determine location and size of all destructive earthquakes worldwide and to immediately disseminate this information to concerned national and international agencies, scientists, and the general public. As the World Data Center for Seismology, Denver, the NEIC compiles and maintains an extensive, global seismic database on earthquake parameters and their effects that serves as a solid foundation for basic and applied earth science research.

National Information Service for Earthquake Engineering
University of California, Berkeley
1301 S 46th St.
RFS 451
Richmond, CA 94804-4698
Telephone: (510) 231-9403
Fax: (510) 231-9461
E-Mail: info@nisee.berkeley.edu
URL: http://nisee.berkeley.edu/
   Established in 1971 at the University of California, Berkeley, the National Information Service for Earthquake Engineering (NISEE) provides timely access to technical research and development information in earthquake engineering and related fields of structural dynamics, geotechnical engineering, engineering seismology, and earthquake hazard mitigation policy.

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THE INTERNET

 

THE INTERNET offers a growing number of sites useful for finding information on earthquakes. Several of the organizations listed above provide links to related sites from their web sites. You might try the sites described below, or use your favorite search engine and appropriate key works to identify more specific resources.

Asian Disaster Reduction Center
   http://www.adrc.or.jp/

Earthquake Data at the National Geophysical Data Center
   http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/seg/hazard/earthqk.shtml

European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre
   http://www.emsc-csem.org/

European Seismological Commission
   http://www.esc.bgs.ac.uk/
   See also links at:
      http://www.esc.bgs.ac.uk/esc.html#link

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
   http://www.fema.gov
   See also: Earthquake Links
      http://www.fema.gov/plan/prevent/earthquake/links.shtm
   See also: Fact Sheet: Earthquakes
      http://www.fema.gov/hazards/earthquakes/quakef.shtm
   See also: National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program
      http://www.nehrp.gov/

USA.gov
   http://www.usa.gov
   USA.gov provides access to all online U.S. Federal Government resources.

Geospatial One-Stop
   http://www.geodata.gov

The Great Tangshan Earthquake of 1976. California Institute of Technology, 2002. 4 v. (Technical Report: CaltechEERL:EERL.2002.001)
   Translation of Tangshan da di zhen zhen hai by Lui Huixian and others.
   http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechEERL:EERL.2002.001

Images of Historical Earthquakes: The Jan T. Kozak Collection
   http://nisee.berkeley.edu/kozak/

Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology
   http://www.iris.edu/
   See also links to data sources
      http://www.iris.edu/data/sources.htm
         Global Sesimographic Network
            http://www.iris.edu/about/GSN/index.htm
         Federation of Digital Broad-Band Seismograph Networks
            http://www.fdsn.org/
         Regional Networks
            http://www.iris.edu/stations/networks.txt

International Association for Earthquake Engineering (Japan)
    http://www.iaee.or.jp/

International Association of Seismology and Physics of the Earth’s Interior
   http://www.iaspei.org

International Institute of Seismology and Earthquake Engineering (Japan)
   http://iisee.kenken.go.jp

International Seismological Centre
   http://www.isc.ac.uk/

International Tsunami Information Center
   http://www.prh.noaa.gov/itic/

Korean Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources
   http://www.kigam.re.kr/eng/

Korean National Institute
   http://www.nidp.go.kr/eng/index.php

National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster prevention (Japan)
   http://www.bosai.go.jp/index_e.html

Public Works Research Institute (Japan)
   http://www.pwri.go.jp/eindex.htm

Science
   http://science.gov/
   Science is a gateway to authoritative selected science information.

Seismological Society of America
   http://www.seismosoc.org

Southern California Integrated GPS Network, Education Module, Earthquakes
   http://scign.jpl.nasa.gov/learn/eq1.htm

United States Geological Survey
   http://www.usgs.gov/
   See also: Earthquake Hazards Program
      http://earthquake.usgs.gov/
   See also: Earthquakes
      http://pubs.usgs.gov/gip/earthq1/
   See also: National Seismic Hazard Mapping Project
      http://earthquake.usgs.gov/research/hazmaps/
   See also: Earthquake Activity
      http://earthquake.usgs.gov/activity/
   See also: Information About Past and Historical Earthquakes
      http://earthquake.usgs.gov/activity/past.html

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