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Abstract

The book includes the following topics:

Seismic hazard assessment and earthquake prediction research in Iceland:
the seismicity of Iceland; Iceland mantle plume tectonics; search for subsurface faults and fault movements in the South Iceland seismic zone; monitoring changes in stress before earthquakes with shear-waves: a new understanding of rock deformation; borehole and underground geophysical experiments in central Apennines, Italy; ongoing projects for earthquake prediction research in Iceland; high resolution imaging of surface deformation using synthetic aperture radar (SAR) interferometry.

Mitigation of volcanic and seismic risk:
seismic mapping of crustal magma chambers in Iceland: a necessary tool to assess volcanic hazards; the volcanism of Iceland; volcanic hazard mapping in Iceland; summary of ideas and activity; the icelandic seismic network for monitoring, automatic evaluation and alerts; engineering measures for mitigating seismic and volcanic risk; the earthquake disaster plan in Iceland; working towards better building standards in Iceland.

Presentations of ongoing European Union research programmes.

Additional information

Authors: THORKELSSON B, Icelandic Meteorological Office, Reykjavík (IS);YEROYANNI M (EDITORS), CEC Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 16696 EN (1996) 98pp., FS, ECU 8.50
Availability: Available from the (2)
ISBN: ISBN 92-827-5473-1
Record Number: 199610210 / Last updated on: 1996-03-18
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en