Preface to the Special Issue on Potential Geohazards of the Taipei Metropolitan Area

 

Abstract

The Taipei metropolitan area is located within a complex tectonic environment where several types of geohazards may readily occur. In order to better characterize and understand the tectonic environment and related surface processes that may threaten the residents of Taipei, the Taiwan Central Geological Survey launched a then newly integrated project a few years ago aimed at gathering up-to-date tectonic, volcanic, seismic, geologic and geochemical data in the northern and offshore Taiwan. Many new and exciting findings have arisen from such a program and have provided further insight into the overall sources of geologic and seismic hazards around the Taipei metropolitan area.

 

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