Skip to main content

Structural Geology & Tectonics

DESCRIPTION

Structural Geology

The branch of geology that deals with the form, arrangement, and internal structure of rocks —called also geotectonic geology.

Tectonics

The branch of geology concerned with the structure of the crust of a planet (as earth) or moon and especially with the formation of folds and faults in it.

Faculty

Articles

data-content-type="article"

Waves of Destruction in the East Indies

November 22, 2021 10:41 AM
Recent earthquake catastrophes in Japan (2011), Haiti (2010) and Chengdu, China (2008) 38 all happened in regions mapped as relatively ’low’ seismic hazard (Stein et al. 2012). 39 One factor contributing to this forecasting failure is the over reliance on the relatively 40 short (50 year) instrumental earthquake record. Although historical records of centuries 41 of seismic events exist in these regions, they were rarely used in hazard assessments. 42 Reliable data from historical accounts of earthquake and tsunami events can help 43 constrain long-term seismic potential in areas with little to no earthquakes during the past 44 50 years (Musson & Jimenez 2008).
overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection= overrideCardHideByline= overrideCardHideDescription= overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText= overrideTextAlignment=
data-content-type="article"

Methodological Reconstruction of Historical Seismic Events From Anecdotal Accounts of Destructive Tsunamis

November 08, 2021 11:43 AM
Indonesia is one of the most tectonically active and densely populated places on Earth. It is surrounded by subduction zones that accommodate the convergence of three of Earth's largest plates. Some of the largest earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanic eruptions known in world history happened in Indonesia.
overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection= overrideCardHideByline= overrideCardHideDescription= overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText= overrideTextAlignment=
overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection= overrideCardHideByline= overrideCardHideDescription= overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText=