Last October I was given the chance to attend the “iRALL school on field data collection, monitoring, and modeling of large landslides” in Chengdu, China. During the school, we spent one week in the epicentral area of the Ms=8.0 2008 Wenchuan earthquake, where I was able to take some interesting pictures of earthquake damage and coseismic landslides. Then other things happened, like the earthquakes in Italy and New Zealand, with exciting sights from the field shared here, and I never ended up sharing my Wenchuan pics, which I want to do now. more
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2017-03-24 | in Uncategorized | 2 responses
2013-11-26 | in Paper
Elsevier has put together a number of papers that were published in its various journals on the Wenchuan 2008 earthquake and made a “Virtual Special Issue” out of that. So, the good news is not about new papers on that quake (some work was already published in 2011), but rather that this selection of papers is free until 14 February 2014 via this link: http://www.journals.elsevier.com/tectonophysics/virtual-special-issues/virtual-special-issue-on-the-2008-wenchuan-earthquake/
That’s not open access as we like it, but at least a step in the right direction.
2010-11-22 | in Paper
The Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America has published a Special Issue on the 2008 Wenchuan, China, Earthquake. This event, also known as the Sichuan Earthquake, was one of the most devastating natural disasters in the last decade. On 12 May, 2008, an earthquake with a magnitude of Mw7.9 happened on the Beichuan fault, leaving at least 69,000 people dead and millions homeless. It is estimated that some $140 billion will be needed to rebuild the damaged infrastructure and houses. more