On the Mechanical Work Absorbed on Faults During Earthquake Ruptures

  1. Rachel Abercrombie,
  2. Art McGarr,
  3. Giulio Di Toro and
  4. Hiroo Kanamori
  1. Massimo Cocco1,
  2. Paul Spudich2 and
  3. Elisa Tinti3

Published Online: 18 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/170GM24

Earthquakes: Radiated Energy and the Physics of Faulting

Earthquakes: Radiated Energy and the Physics of Faulting

How to Cite

Cocco, M., Spudich, P. and Tinti, E. (2006) On the Mechanical Work Absorbed on Faults During Earthquake Ruptures, in Earthquakes: Radiated Energy and the Physics of Faulting (eds R. Abercrombie, A. McGarr, G. Di Toro and H. Kanamori), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/170GM24

Author Information

  1. 1

    Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Rome, Italy

  2. 2

    U.S. Geological Survey Menlo Park, California, USA

  3. 3

    Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia Rome, Italy

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875904351

Online ISBN: 9781118666272

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Keywords:

  • Seismic waves;
  • Energy dissipation;
  • Faults (Geology);
  • Seismology

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Fault Zone Models

  • The Mechanical Work on the Fault Plane

  • The Energy Flux on the Fault Plane

  • The Macroscopic Frictional Work

  • Laboratory Estimates of Fracture Energy

  • Seismological Estimates of Breakdown Work

  • The Partition Between Surface Energy and Heat

  • Summary