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Main Title Fossil Earthquakes: The Formation and Preservation of Pseudotachylytes [electronic resource] /
Author Lin, Aiming.
Publisher Springer Berlin Heidelberg,
Year Published 2008
Call Number QE1-996.5
ISBN 9783540742364
Subjects Geology ; Geology, Structural ; Physical geography ; Mineralogy
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Collation XII, 348 p. online resource.
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
Terminology and Origin of Pseudotachylyte -- Pseudotachylyte-Related Fault Rocks and Conceptual Fault Models -- Tectonic Environment and Structure of Pseudotachylyte Veins -- Pseudotachylyte Matrix -- Microlites -- Fragments Within Pseudotachylyte Veins -- Chemical Composition and Melting Processes of Pseudotachylyte -- Formation of Pseudotachylyte in the Brittle and Plastic Regimes -- Crushing-Origin Pseudotachylyte and Veinlet Cataclastic Rocks -- Landslide-related Pseudotachylyte -- Experimentally Generated Pseudotachylyte. The topics covered in this book encompass the principl results of field investigations, analyses of meso-scale and micro-scale textures and structures, laboratory experiments, chemical analyses, conceptual fault models, as well as the implications of fault related pseudotachylyte an its related fault rocks for our understanding of earthquakes. We hope that this book helps to bridge the gap between seismology and geology and that it encourages further studies of earthquake and seismic faulting processes.