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Tectonic faults in the Earth are geometrically complex zones of localized deformation and rock damage that evolve over wide length- and time-scales. Fault zones influence a broad-scale range of lithospheric processes including earthquakes, fluid flow, basin evolution and the formation of tectonic plate boundaries. Increasingly geological records, seismologic and geodetic data have led Earth scientists to better understanding the nature of fault zones on a variety of continental faults and subduction zones. To further promote the understanding of fault zones, this EQS Special issue welcomes contributions from geophysical, geological, experimental, and numerical studies of fault zones in various fault systems. Synthesis papers using integrated works for individual faults/subductiuon zone are encouraged as well.

Earthquake Science (EQS) is an English international journal sponsored by the Seismological Society of China and the Institute of Geophysics, China Earthquake Administration. It is a core journal of seismology and geophysics in China and has over 30 years of publication history. The journal is being re-organized (with Prof. Xiaodong Song serving as the Editor-in-Chief). With a renewed effort and your support, we strike to become a flagship journal of earthquake science research in the region and beyond.

Currently, guest editors of the special issue include:

Jianping WU: Institute of Geophysics, China Earthquake Administration; wjpwu@cea-igp.ac.cn

Qifu CHEN, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences; chenqf@mail.iggcas.ac.cn

Hongfeng YANG, The Chinese University of Hong Kong; hyang@cuhk.edu.hk

Huajian YAO, School of Earth and Space Sciences, University of Science and Technology of China; hjyao@ustc.edu.cn

You can submit your manuscripts at the following website:


The deadline for submission is October 31, 2022. If you have any questions, please contact any guest editor above or the editorial staff below. If you are planning to submit a paper, please email your tentative title to the email address below with the email subject “EQS fault zone special issue” as soon as possible.

We look forward to your contributions and an exciting and timely special issue.

Editorial Office of Earthquake Science

Institute of Geophysics, China Earthquake Administration



8610-68729344 (Jing Huang), 13810354665 (Lily Tian), 13810297039 (Lin Li)

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