There is an ever-increasing need for a better understanding of regional seismic hazards, particularly in developing parts of the world where major building projects are planned and where there is a huge migration of people to large cities that are at risk from earthquakes. Disasters in recent times, such as the earthquakes in Japan and Haiti, are chilling proof of the dangers of building in active fault zones. This book provides the first worldwide survey of active earthquake faults, with a focus on those described as “seismic time bombs,” with the potential to destroy large cities in the developing world such as Port au Prince, Kabul, Tehran, and Caracas. Leading international earthquake expert, Robert Yeats, explores both the regional and plate-tectonic context of active faults around the world, providing the background for seismic hazard evaluation in planning large-scale projects such as nuclear power plants or hydroelectric dams. He also highlights work done in more advanced seismogenic countries such as Japan, the United States, Italy, New Zealand, and China as helpful examples for developing nations, providing an important basis for upgrading building standards and other laws. In addition to providing a valuable technical summary of active fault zones worldwide, the book presents the human side of earthquake science, exploring the impact of major quakes on social development through history, such as the effect of the 1755 Lisbon earthquake on the Age of Enlightenment. It will form an accessible reference for analysts and consulting firms, and a convenient overview for academics and students of geoscience, geotechnical engineering and civil engineering, and land-use planning.
Our mission is clear:
To help our clients develop solutions to their complex earth science issues, anywhere in the world.
About Earth Consultants International
Earth Consultants International is a geological consulting company that unites the state-of-the-art knowledge and research talents of academia with the experienced and practical skills of industry. We bring to each project the innovation, determination, and skills needed to succeed. At Earth Consultants International, we are 100% employee owned.
We are structured as a "virtual company" in that we focus on the best team structure for each and every project, and the company's role is to support that project structure. We are mobile, flexible, innovative, and knowledgeable. As a company we have completed projects in Afghanistan, Honduras, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Mexico, Pakistan, Panamá, Portugal, Sweden, Turkey, and the United States. As individuals, we have worked in over a dozen more countries.
We are team members, team leaders, and team builders. We are regularly invited to participate in international conferences, lead field research teams, and serve on technical advisory panels. Over the course of their careers, Earth Consultants International’s technical staff members have published several hundred professional papers and books on active fault investigations, including the standard textbook in earthquake geology used worldwide. We have served on National Academy of Sciences, U.S. Geological Survey, National Research Council, National Science Foundation, Association of Engineering Geologists, National Water Well Association, and numerous other local and state panels and advisory bodies.
But, despite our impressive academic credentials, we are solution oriented. We seamlessly blend the rigorous scientific inquiry of academia with the practical realities of industry to solve our clients’ earth science problems.
Our unique makeup enables us to:
The projects we are typically involved with are engineering or land planning projects, either existing or proposed. Earth Consultants International has consulted on earthquake risk, development constraints, public safety planning, hazard management programs, siting and design of critical infrastructure facilities, prehistoric archeological settings, ground water, and geologic research programs.
Earth Consultants International is based out of Orange County, California, but we have a broadly distributed staff and an international client base. We seek and promote strategic alliances or partnership agreements with individuals, universities and companies wherever we work. The senior professionals that formed Earth Consultants International have worked closely and well together for more than two decades, and have over 300 years combined experience in the consulting and academic arenas.
Anders Hogrelius, Sr. Exploration Consultant will attend the 2013 PDAC International Convention and Trade Show in Toronto, Canada, on March 3-6.Read more...
Anders Hogrelius, Sr. Exploration Geologist with ECI, provided pro-bono geological services to the Swedish METRO project (for additional information regarding this project, click here). The project deals with infrastructure protection with its current focus the protection of underground rail mass transport systems.Read more...
Eldon Gath received a Fellowship Membership Award from the Geological Society of America in recognition for his distinguished contributions to the geosciences.Read more...