Seismic hazard of Eastern Mediterranean region


9th US National and 10th Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering 2010, Including Papers from the 4th International Tsunami Symposium, Toronto, Canada, 25 - 29 July 2010, vol.4, pp.3251-3260 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 4
  • City: Toronto
  • Country: Canada
  • Page Numbers: pp.3251-3260
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


In the present study, probabilistic seismic hazard assessment was conducted for the Eastern Mediterranean region based on several new results: (1) a new comprehensive earthquake catalog, (2) seismic source models developed based on new geological, seismicity and geodetic data; and (3) new ground motion prediction equations (GMPEs). As the number of available regional ground motion records is not adequate to develop successful local GMPEs, the data in hand was employed for determining the most representative GMPEs that were developed for similar tectonic environments. Based on different earthquake recurrence models, seismic source models, and GMPEs used in the analyses, sensitivity of seismic hazard results was investigated with the application of logic tree approach. Results indicate higher peak ground acceleration values for the Cyprus island than those suggested by Eurocode 8.