"The Great Wenchuan Earthquake of 2008: A Photographic Atlas of Surface Rupture and Related Disaster" focuses on the main deformation characteristics of co-seismic surface rupture, including rupture length and slip distribution of co-seismic surface rupture caused by the Wenchuan Earthquake and its associated relief operation. The magnitude Ms 8.0 (Mw 7.9) Wenchuan Earthquake occurred on 12 May 2008 in the Longmen Shan region of China, the topographical boundary between the Tibetan Plateau and the Sichuan Basin, resulting in extensive damage throughout central and western China. This atlas contains distinct photographs obtained during the field investigation carried out immediately 2 days after the quake. The atlas is designed for geologists, seismologists and architecture engineers engaged in seismic mechanisms and surface rupture deformation characteristics of large intracontinental earthquakes.
Dr. Aiming Lin is Professor at Shizuoka University.