The Ground-Motion Attenuation Comparison: A case study for the 2017/05/11 Askale earthquake (Mw4.7)

The Ground-Motion Attenuation Comparison: A case study for the 2017/05/11 Askale earthquake (Mw4.7)

Brilliant Engineering (BEN)
Volume 1 - Issue 3 - July 2020

Erdem Bayrak Çağlar Özer Şükran Perk

Abstract

Turkey is located on the Mediterranean-Himalayan seismic belt, which is the second largest earthquake zone in the world. Due to the fact that Erzurum basin is located in the Eastern Anatolia Region, it has a very complex structure in terms of its geological, tectonic and morphological features. Erzurum has been affected by destructive earthquakes throughout history. Some of these are Erzincan earthquake (26 December 1939), Horasan-Narman earthquake (30 October 1983), Spitak-Armenia earthquake (7 December 1988). In this study, the acceleration data of Erzurum-Aşkale (Mw=4.7) was used in order to estimate the peak ground acceleration using attenuation relationships. Attenuation relationships are important to determine how the peak ground acceleration decreases with distance. The data was recorded at twenty accelerometers in and around Erzurum. Peak ground accelerations were estimated according to Sadigh et al. (1997), Ambraseys et al. (1996), Kalkan and Gülkan (2004) attenuation relationships. As a result of calculations and comparisons, attenuation relationship of Sadigh et al. (1997) has found to be appropriate to the acceleration values recorded in the stations and has given the best results for the different soil types.

Keywords

The peak ground acceleration; attenuation relationship; intensity; earthquake; Seismic Hazard
https://doi.org/10.36937/ben.2020.003.004