Directions in paleoseismology
Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 69, Issue 39, pages 881–882, 27 September 1988
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1988), Directions in paleoseismology, Eos Trans. AGU, 69(39), 881–882, doi:10.1029/88EO01138.(
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Paleoseismology is a new, rapidly evolving Earth science discipline that deals with the study of prehistoric earthquakes. It is a hybrid discipline that relies o n techniques and skills from many different Earth science specialities. Paleoseismology has provided new insight into the long-term history of earthquakes on individual faults, thereby reducing our dependence on the short, often incomplete historical record to characterize fault behavior. By increasing our understanding of the behavior of seismogenic faults, paleoseismolgy has proven to be a valuable component of national and international earthquake hazard reduction programs.