Integrated seismic risk analysis using simple weighting method: the case of residential Eskisehir, Turkey


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Pekkan E., Tun M., GÜNEY Y. , Mutlu S.

NATURAL HAZARDS AND EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCES, vol.15, no.6, pp.1123-1133, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.5194/nhess-15-1123-2015
  • Title of Journal : NATURAL HAZARDS AND EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.1123-1133

Abstract

A large part of the residential areas in Turkey are at risk from earthquakes. The main factors that threaten residential areas during an earthquake are poor quality building stock and soil problems. Liquefaction, loss of bearing capacity, amplification, slope failure, and landslide hazards must be taken into account for residential areas that are close to fault zones and covered with younger sediments. Analyzing these hazards separately and then combining the analyses would ensure a more realistic risk evaluation according to population density than analyzing several risks based on a single parameter.