The 2014 seismic hazard model of the Middle East: overview and results


Şeşetyan K., Danciu L., Tumsa M. B. D. , Giardini D., Erdik M. Ö. , Akkar D. S. , ...More

BULLETIN OF EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING, vol.16, pp.3535-3566, 2018 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10518-018-0346-4
  • Journal Name: BULLETIN OF EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.3535-3566
  • Keywords: Probabilistic seismic hazard assessment, Middle East, Caucasus, Logic tree, MOTION PREDICTION EQUATIONS, SUBDUCTION-ZONE EARTHQUAKES, STRONG GROUND MOTION, ATTENUATION RELATIONS, TOPOGRAPHIC SLOPE, EUROPE, TURKEY, GSHAP, REGION, PGV

Abstract

The Earthquake Model of Middle East (EMME) Project aimed to develop regional scale seismic hazard and risk models uniformly throughout a region extending from the Eastern Mediterranean in the west to the Himalayas in the east and from the Gulf of Oman in the south to the Greater Caucasus in the North; a region which has been continuously devastated by large earthquakes throughout the history. The 2014 Seismic Hazard Model of Middle East (EMME-SHM14) was developed with the contribution of several institutions from ten countries. The present paper summarizes the efforts towards building a homogeneous seismic hazard model of the region and highlights some of the main results of this model. An important aim of the project was to transparently communicate the data and methods used and to obtain reproducible results. By doing so, the use of the model and results will be accessible by a wide community, further support the mitigation of seismic risks in the region and facilitate future improvements to the seismic hazard model. To this end all data, results and methods used are made available through the web-portal of the European Facilities for Earthquake Hazard and Risk (www.efehr.org).