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Gas Migration : Events Preceding Earthquakes

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Title: Gas Migration : Events Preceding Earthquakes
Author: G.V. Chilingar, John O. Robertson Jr., Leonid F. Khilyuk
ISBN: 0884154300 / 9780884154303
Format: Hard Cover
Pages: 400
Publisher: GULF
Year: 2000
Availability: In Stock
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This breakthrough new book may help save countless lives and avoid enormous losses. It presents a methodology for using gas migration to predict earthquakes and explosive gas buildup. Using rigorous scientific investigation and documented worldwide case histories, this remarkable book presents compelling evidence showing that changes in gas rates, composition, and migration accompany the tectronic events preceding earthquakes and their associated seismic events, such as volcanoes and tsunamis. Because these gas parameters are detectable and measurable, they provide an early warning of seismic activity.

Gas Migration is the first book to accumulate, analyze and apply the interdisciplinary knowledge on gas migration and detail its connection to tectronic, seismic, and geologic phenomena. It combines geological, geochemical, geophysical, seismological, and petroleum engineering insights to demonstrate how gas migration and its associated phenomena can be used in earthquake and environmental geohazard identification and prediction. Topics include-

Tectonics and Earthquakes
Gas Migration at Plate Boundaries
Surface Soil-Gas Surveys
Faults and Petroleum Reservoirs
Earthquake Precursors
Whispering Gases
Paths and Mechanics of Gas Migration
Subsidence, Gas Migration, and Seismic Activity
And much more

With this information, environmental specialists, civil engineers, petroleum geologists, seismologists, and urban planners now have a new and powerful conceptual basis and tool for understanding and perhaps even predicting gas explosions and earthquakes.


Part 1 : Tectonics and Gas Migration
Chapter 1 : Tectonics and Earthquakes
Chapter 2 : Gas Migration at Plate Boundaries
Chapter 3 : Surface Soil—Gas Surveys
Chapter 4 : Southern California—Faults and Petroleum Reservoirs

Part 2 : Events Preceding Earthquakes
Chapter 5 : Earthquake Precursors
Chapter 6 : Occurrence and Consequences of Quakes
Chapter 7 : Causes of Earthquakes
Chapter 8 : Magnitude and Intensity of Earthquakes
Chapter 9 : Forecasting Large Earthquakes
Chapter 10 : Ancient Fortellers
Chapter 11 : Messages from the Earth Crust
Chapter 12 : Fluids Talk
Chapter 13 : Whispering Gases
Chapter 14 : Progress in Developing a Forecasting System, Preferential Precursors and Monitoring Network

Part 3 : Principles of Gas Migration
Chapter 15 : Migration
Chapter 16 : Typical Composition of Natural Gases
Chapter 17 : Mechanisms of Gas Migration
Chapter 18 : Paths of Gas Migration
Chapter 19 : Hazards Resulting from Migrating Gas
Chapter 20 : Hazards of Gas Storage Fields

Part 4 : Interrelationships among Subsidence, Gas Migration, and Seismic Activity
Chapter 21 : Interrelationships among Subsidence, Gas Migration, and Seismic Activity
Chapter 22 : Subsidence Mechanics
Chapter 23 : Fracturing Due to Subsidence
Chapter 24 : Water Aquifer Subsidence
Chapter 25 : Technologically Induced Earthquakes
Chapter 26 : Gas Migration in Seismically-Active Areas
Chapter 27 : Joint Forecasting of Subsidence, Gas Migration, and Seismic Activity
Chapter 28 : Conclusions

Author Index
Subject Index
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