Special Issue “Earthquake Source Imaging and Rupture Process Study”

Special Issue Editors


Professor Bento Caldeira
Guest Editor

University of Evora /Institute of Earth Sciences
Interests: seismic source; seismic networks
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Professor Mourad Bezzeghoud
Guest Editor

University of Evora /Institute of Earth Sciences
Interests: seismic source; seismicity; seismic networks
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Prof. Carmen Pro
Guest Editor

Department of Physics, University of Extremadura, Spain
Interests: seismic source and modeling of the rupture process; geophysics applied to archaeology; electric tomography


Professor José Fernando Borges
Guest Editor

University of Evora /Institute of Earth Sciences
Interests: seismic source; ground motion prediction
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Special Issue Information

We invite submissions for a Special Issue of Sustainability, entitled “Earthquake Source Imaging and Rupture Process.” We aim to gather works from earthquake scientists on a broad field of aspects related to the characterization of earthquake sources, involving physical, numerical and observational issues in a magnitude ranging from tiny events to the world’s greatest earthquakes.

Earthquake ruptures imaged through a waveforms data or surface deformation measurements, interpreted in agreement with kinematics (or dynamics) physical models and computed using numerical algorithms that take advantage of the increasing computational power enable are examples of works we encourage. In particular, we encourage works that cover topics such as 1) forward modeling of large synthetic ground motion datasets; 2) earthquake source mechanism from full waveform inversion; 3) moment tensor inversion of micro-earthquakes; 4) static and dynamic triggering phenomena, induced seismicity and earthquake cycles; 5) rapid determination of source parameters based on waveforms and geodetic data; 6) characterization of finite fault rupture processes as geometry, directivity, rupture velocity anisotropy.

In summary, this Special Issue aims to provide a further understanding of the recent physical models and the methods and the techniques that allows a robust imaging of the earthquake source as the basis for interpretation of earthquakes with respect to the causative faults and the tectonic systems. We also welcome works which further the state-of-the-art developments in the related computational and numerical aspects.

Prof. Bento Caldeira
Prof. Mourad Bezzeghoud
Prof. Carmen Pro
Prof. José Borges
Guest Editors


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