Main objective of this study is to develop a methodology for real time estimation of losses after a major earthquake in the Euro-Mediterranean region. This study complements the work on ShakeMap methodologies that is being conducted within the framework of the JRA-3 component of the EU Project "Network of research Infrastructures for European Seismology, NERIES". The multi-level methodology being developed together with researchers from Imperial College, NORSAR and ETH-Zurich is capable of incorporating regional variabilities and sources of uncertainty stemming from ground motion predictions, fault finiteness, site modifications, and inventory of elements subjected to earthquake hazard and the associated vulnerability relationships. Within the scope of this paper, results obtained from a pilot application of this methodology for the 1999 Kocaeli earthquake are presented and comparisons with the observed losses are made.
AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts
- Pub Date:
- December 2007
- 7212 Earthquake ground motions and engineering seismology;
- 7294 Seismic instruments and networks (0935;