Earthquake Geodynamics : Seismic Case Studies by E. L. Lekkas

By E. L. Lekkas

Until the geological, tectonic, seismological and engineering elements of earthquakes are mastered, buildings is simply not secure. a radical wisdom of earthquake geodynamics is additionally very important if the safety/cost ratio of all structures is to be elevated.

Containing contributions from well known geoscientists with first-hand event, this e-book discusses quite a few points of earthquake geodynamics in seismically lively areas. The chapters comprise classes learnt from earthquakes that experience struck city parts prior to now 20 years and canopy a large choice of subject matters together with the research of seismic sequences, the examine of surficial deformation and geophysical options for microzonation reasons.

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A very good correlation between the orientation of the projected fault planes and the tectonic structure of the area is displayed. The geographical distribution diversity of the projected fault planes reveals the existence of three sub-areas characterized by different tectonic orientations. In the westernmost part of the investigated region, ENE–WSW to E–W oriented tectonic activity is dominant. Along the Thriassion fault zone tectonic activity is mainly expressed by ESE– WNW directions, similar to the calculated fault plane for the main shock.

Schindler, C. GPS and geological estimates of the tectonic activity in the Marmara Sea region, NW Anatolia. Journal of Geophysical Research, 102, pp. 27587-27601, 1997. , Swan F. & Yanev, P. The Izmit (Kocaeli), Turkey Earthquake of August 17, 1999. EERI Special Earthquake Report, pp. 1-12, October 1999. [22] Lekkas, E. The 1999 earthquake activity in the broader area of Izmit. An actualistic deformation study on strike-slip faults. Asian Seismological Commission 2000 (ASC), Abstract, Tehran, 2000.

Mem. Soc. Helv. Sc. , 73, 1939. S. , Palaeoseismology and neotectonism of Kachchh, Western India: Active Fault Research for the New Millenium, Proc. of the Kokudan Intern. Symp. & School on Active Faulting, eds. Okumura, H. Goto, & K. Takada, 2000. CHAPTER 3 Contribution of GIS to analysis of the 7 September 1999 Athens earthquake N. Voulgaris Faculty of Geology, University of Athens, Greece. 0 earthquake occurred near Athens, causing 148 deaths, injuries and considerable damage. Several institutes, universities and research groups have been involved in field surveying and analysis in order to investigate the tectonic characteristics and seismic potential of the affected region.

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