A 10-year review of the 2008 Wenchuan Ms8.0 earthquake

Session ID#: 24345

Session Description:
The 2008 Wenchuan Ms8.0 earthquake has been classified as one of the great earthquakes. Because this event occurred at shallow depth and close to a densely-populated area, it was very destructive. The earthquake showed no clear precursors and in general was unexpected. This earthquake provided lessons to local communities about infrastructure damage and future risks. Seismologists worldwide learned lessons about the unique rupturing process, complex fault geometry, geodynamics and data interpretation to extract pre-, co-, and post-seismic anomalies. Nearly 10 years after the Wenchuan earthquake occurrence, it is worthwhile to review the accumulated results of completed studies.This session will focus on, but is not limited to, the following topics: (1) the rupture process; (2) the geometry of faulting from deep to shallow; (3) the geodynamic environment for preparation; (4) the interpretation of different observational data from pre-, co-, and post-seismic stages within different approaches; (5) the social effects.
Primary Convener:  Fuqiong Huang, CENC China Earthquake Networks Center, Beijing, China
Conveners:  Amos M Nur, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, United States, Dale Frank Morgan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences,, Cambridge, MA, United States and Guoguang Zheng, CEA China Earthquake Administration, Beijing, China

  • G - Geodesy
  • H - Hydrology
  • NH - Natural Hazards
  • T - Tectonophysics

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Zhikun Ren, Zhuqi Zhang, Huiping Zhang, Wenjun Zheng and Pei-Zhen Zhang, Institute of Geology, China Earthquake Administration, Beijing, China
Chunan Tang, Dalian University of Technology, State Key Laboratory of Coastal and Offshore Engineering, Dalian, China
Shoubiao Zhu, Beijing, China and Jie Yuan, Institute of Crustal Dynamics, China Earthquake Administration, Beijing, China
Fuqiong Huang, CENC China Earthquake Networks Center, Beijing, China
Zhigang Peng1, Dongdong Yao1, Jingrong Su2, Xiang Ruan3, Feng Long4 and Xiaofeng Meng1, (1)Georgia Institute of Technology Main Campus, Atlanta, GA, United States, (2)Chongqiong Earthquake Administration, Chongqing, China, (3)Sichuan Seismological Bureau, Chengdu, China, (4)Sichuan Earthquake Agency, Chengdu, China

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