Earthquake geology: science, society and critical facilities

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Christoph Grützner
Salvatore Barba
Ioannis Papanikolaou
Raul Pérez-López


Earthquake geology studies the effects, the mechanics and the impacts of earthquakes in the geological environment. Its role is also to decode the fault history, therefore its approach is fault specific and its outcomes are of decisive value for seismic hazard assessment and planning. The term Earthquake geology includes aspects of modern instrumental studies, tectonics and structural geology, historical surface deformation and tectonic geomorphology, whereas paleoseismology is considered part of earthquake geology [...].

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Grützner C, Barba S, Papanikolaou I, Pérez-López R. Earthquake geology: science, society and critical facilities. Ann. Geophys. [Internet]. 2014Feb.21 [cited 2024Feb.29];56(6). Available from: