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Table of Contents - Special Paper 425

Continental Intraplate Earthquakes: Science, Hazard, and Policy Issues

edited by Seth Stein and Stéphane Mazzotti

Preface v
1. Approaches to continental intraplate earthquake issues
S. Stein
2. Geodynamic models for earthquake studies in intraplate North America
S. Mazzotti
3. Does seismicity delineate zones where future large earthquakes are likely to occur in intraplate environments?
A.L. Kafka
4. Limitations of the short earthquake record for seismicity and seismic hazard studies
L. Swafford and S. Stein
5. Frequency-size distributions for intraplate earthquakes
E.A. Okal and J.R. Sweet
6. Remotely triggered earthquakes following moderate main shocks
S.E. Hough
7. Two-dimensional numerical modeling suggests preferred geometry of intersecting seismogenic faults
A. Gangopadhyay and P. Talwani
8. Integrated geologic and geophysical studies of North American continental intraplate seismicity
X. van Lanen and W.D. Mooney
9. Effects of a lithospheric weak zone on postglacial seismotectonics in eastern Canada and the northeastern United States
P. Wu and S. Mazzotti
10. Popup field in Lake Ontario south of Toronto, Canada: Indicators of late glacial and postglacial strain
R.D. Jacobi, C.F.M. Lewis, D.K. Armstrong, and S.M. Blasco
11. Stress evolution and seismicity in the central-eastern United States: Insights from geodynamic modeling
Qingsong Li, Mian Liu, Qie Zhang, and E. Sandvol
12. Is the New Madrid seismic zone hotter and weaker than its surroundings?
J. McKenna, S. Stein, and C.A. Stein
13. Upland Complex of the central Mississippi River valley: Its origin, denudation, and possible role in reactivation of the New Madrid seismic zone
R. Van Arsdale, R. Bresnahan, N. McCallister, and B. Waldron
14. Relevance of active faulting and seismicity studies to assessments of long-term earthquake activity and maximum magnitude in intraplate northwest Europe, between the Lower Rhine Embayment and the North Sea
T. Camelbeeck, K. Vanneste, P. Alexandre, K. Verbeeck, T. Petermans, P. Rosset, M. Everaerts, R. Warnant, and M. Van Camp
15. Seismicity, seismotectonics, and seismic hazard in the northern Rhine area
K.-G. Hinzen and S.K. Reamer
16. Motion of Adria and ongoing inversion of the Pannonian Basin: Seismicity, GPS velocities, and stress transfer
G. Bada, G. Grenerczy, L. Tóth, F. Horváth, S. Stein, S. Cloetingh, G. Windhoffer, L. Fodor, N. Pinter, and I. Fejes
17. Toward a better model of earthquake hazard in Australia
M. Leonard, D. Robinson, T. Allen, J. Schneider, D. Clark, T. Dhu, and D. Burbidge
18. The seismicity of the Antarctic plate
A.M. Reading
19. Active tectonics and intracontinental earthquakes in China: The kinematics and geodynamics
Mian Liu, Youqing Yang, Zhengkang Shen, Shimin Wang, Min Wang, and Yongge Wan
20. Seismic-reflection images of the crust beneath the 2001 M = 7.7 Kutch (Bhuj) epicentral region, western India
D. Sarkar, K. Sain, P.R. Reddy, R.D. Catchings, and W.D. Mooney
21. Challenges in seismic hazard analysis for continental interiors
G.M. Atkinson
22. Horizontal-to-vertical ground motion relations at short distances for four hard-rock sites in eastern Canada and implications for seismic hazard assessment
A.L. Bent and E.J. Delahaye
23. Does it make sense from engineering and economic perspectives to design for a 2475-year earthquake?
G.R. Searer, S.A. Freeman, and T.F. Paret
24. Seismic hazard and risk assessment in the intraplate environment: The New Madrid seismic zone of the central United States
Z. Wang
25. Policy development and uncertainty in earthquake risk in the New Madrid seismic zone
J.H. Crandell
26. Disasters and maximum entropy production
C. Lomnitz and H. Castaños
Index 397