A comparative study of European earthquake loss estimation tools for a scenario in Istanbul

Strasser F. O., Bommer J. J., Şeşetyan K., Erdik M. Ö., Cagnan Z., Irizarry J., ...More

JOURNAL OF EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING, vol.12, pp.246-256, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/13632460802014188
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.246-256
  • Keywords: earthquake loss estimation, damage assessment, European seismic risk, Istanbul, SEISMIC RISK, VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENT, HAZARD
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: No


A damage estimation exercise has been carried out using the building stock inventory and population database of the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality and selected European earthquake loss estimation packages: KOERILOSS, SELENA, ESCENARIS, SIGE, and DBELA. The input ground-motions, common to all models, correspond to a "credible worst case scenario'' involving the rupture of the four segments of the Main Marmara Fault closest to Istanbul in a M-w 7.5 earthquake.