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Abstract

This document serves as a report of the workshop held in Ispra, 4-5 November, 1996, an earthquake observation, monitoring and research. Session I covered geophysics and theory: physics of the fault rupture; seismic wave propagation; mechanical properties of geological materials; earthquake occurrence; experimental reproduction of analogous stress conditions and laboratory testing. Session II covered sensor networks and sensing techniques: sensor basics, compare and contract techniques; multi-measurand distributed arrays and real time monitoring. Session III covered engineering seismology: recording of strong ground motions; design of networks for earthquake observation; data acquisition and processing; seismic risk analysis - Vulnerability studies; European databases in the field of seismic risk. Session IV covered signal processing, detection, precursor phenomena: detection of precursor phenomenon; monitoring and analysis of earthquake related phenomena before or during seismic activity; development of prediction models; development and analysis of advanced instrumentations and systems; integration and validation of real time warning systems for earthquakes; development of advanced technologies for observation and analysis of stress strain and displacement in areas of high seismic risk.

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Authors: SHERIDAN J T, JRC Ispra (IT);COUTSOMITROS C T, JRC Ispra (IT);ALBERTINI C, JRC Ispra (IT);ECONOMOU S, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 16472 EN (1996) 500pp., FS, free of charge
Availability: Available from the Public Relations and Publications Unit, JRC Ispra, I-21020 Ispra (IT), Fax: +39-332-785818
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