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Yong Chen

Yong Chen, Chinese seismologist (Chongqing, Sichuan Province 31 February 1942 –

Revealed the effect of the stress path on the properties of rocks

Developed the pulse-laser holographic interferometry applied to rock deformation measurements

Found that the consistency of focal mechanisms of a group of earthquakes can be used to distinguish foreshocks and earthquake swarms

Proposed the physical fractal method to analyse the seismic patterns

His results of the thermal cracking were used in safety regulations of nuclear plants

Compiled the world seismic hazard and risk map widely used