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EARTHQUAKE HAZARDS IN THE OFFSHORE ENVIRONMENT.

Ocean science and engineering

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Abstract

This report discusses earthquake effects and potential hazards in the marine environment, describes and illustrates methods for the evaluation of earthquake hazards, and briefly reviews strategies for mitigating hazards. The report is broadly directed toward engineers, scientists, and others engaged in developing offshore resources. The continental shelves have become a major frontier in the search for new petroleum resources. Much of the current exploration is in areas of moderate to high earthquake activity. If the resources in these areas are to be developed economically and safely, potential earthquake hazards must be identified and mitigated both in planning and regulating activities and in designing, constructing, and operating facilities. Geologic earthquake effects that can be hazardous to marine facilities and operations include surface faulting, tectonic uplift and subsidence, seismic shaking, sea-floor failures, turbidity currents, and tsunamis.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
EARTHQUAKE HAZARDS IN THE OFFSHORE ENVIRONMENT.
Series title:
Ocean science and engineering
Volume
10
Issue:
3-4
Year Published:
1985
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Ocean science and engineering
First page:
195
Last page:
352
Number of Pages:
158