Overview of seismite, definition and implication to historical earthquakes

Category Tectonic & Seismotectonic
Group GSI.IR
Location 23th symposium on geosciences
Holding Date 05 May 2008

      Seismite is earthquake induced structure in soft sediments that can be used for recognizing past earthquakes. Most of seismites are made by liquefaction that decreases sediments shear strengthen, but over-pressure and fault shear zone procedures also initiate seismite. Turbidite, sand dyke and pseudotachylite are examples of these factors respectively. Studying seismites is possible on natural outcrops and trenches and can compensates insufficient detail information of faults seismicity through Iran. More review and assessment of case studies from the world is the first step toward this goal.

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