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Plate boundaries and natural hazards / João C. Duarte, Wouter P. Schellart, editors.

Contributor(s): Duarte, Jo{tilde}ao C. (Jo{tilde}ao Casal), 1981- [editor.] | Schellart, Wouter P [editor.] | American Geophysical Union [issuing body.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Geophysical monograph: 219.Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Hoboken, New Jersey : American Geophysical Union ; John Wiley and Sons, Inc., [2016]Description: xi, 335 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 29 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781119053972.Subject(s): Earthquake zones | Natural disasters | Plate tectonicsDDC classification: 551.136 Summary: "The beginning of the new millennium has been particularly devastating in terms of natural disasters associated with tectonic plate boundaries, such as earthquakes in Sumatra, Chile, Japan, Tahiti, and Nepal; the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean tsunamis; and volcanoes in Indonesia, Chile, Iceland that have produced large quantities of ash causing major disruption to aviation. In total, half a million people were killed by such natural disasters. These recurring events have increased our awareness of the destructive power of natural hazards and the major risks associated with them. While we have come a long way in the search for understanding such natural phenomena, and although our knowledge of Earth dynamics and plate tectonics has improved enormously, there are still fundamental uncertainties in our understanding of natural hazards. Increased understanding is crucial to improve our capacity for hazard prediction and mitigation" -- Provided by publisher.
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"This work is a co-publication between the American Geophysical Union and John Wiley and Sons, Inc."

Includes bibliographical references and index.

"The beginning of the new millennium has been particularly devastating in terms of natural disasters associated with tectonic plate boundaries, such as earthquakes in Sumatra, Chile, Japan, Tahiti, and Nepal; the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean tsunamis; and volcanoes in Indonesia, Chile, Iceland that have produced large quantities of ash causing major disruption to aviation. In total, half a million people were killed by such natural disasters. These recurring events have increased our awareness of the destructive power of natural hazards and the major risks associated with them. While we have come a long way in the search for understanding such natural phenomena, and although our knowledge of Earth dynamics and plate tectonics has improved enormously, there are still fundamental uncertainties in our understanding of natural hazards. Increased understanding is crucial to improve our capacity for hazard prediction and mitigation" -- Provided by publisher.

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