Characteristics of near Ground Deformation Induced by Active Faulting (I)--Hukou Fault

Project Details


Hukou fault is located at the greater Taoyuan area where more than 2 million people inhabit. The fault is classified as an active fault which has potential to cause devastating earthquake hazard. In this study, we plan to perform well drilling to collect cores and topographic analyses to locate the fault trace and characterize deformed ground using LiDAR digital topographic data, newly released old aerial photographs and upcoming UAV aerial photographs. Core correlation will help us determine the fault existence. We also plan to excavate one trench along with carbon 14 dating to estimate the fault activity. Furthermore, we will numerically simulate the fault propagation, Hukou anticline, earthquake-induced ground-surface deformation and deformation zone. The outcome of this study is expected to contribute the Hukou fault zone delineation, and earthquake hazard and risk assessment.
Effective start/end date1/08/1631/07/17

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In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals


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