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Project ID: EVG1-CT-2002-00069
Funded under: FP5-EESD

Earthquake phenomena: Tsunami, lake seismic shaking, liquefaction, landslides

The result shows the modelling of the tsunami wave in Lake Sapanca and the Gulf of Izmit that can be used to set up preparedness plans at the level of the local communities. From the scientific point of view, looking for seismites in a non-laminated lake was quite a challenge. The best proxies to highlight events have been found (thin sections for sediment structures, palynological concentration and assemblages, detrital elements in geochemistry. It is planned to extend this type of studies to longer records in lake Sapanca and also to other lakes situated in earthquake prone regions.

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