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Large earthquake faulting and implications for the seismic hazard assessment in europe: the izmit-duzce earthquake sequence of august-november 1999(turkey, mw 7.4, 7.1)

Objective

Recently, two destructive earthquakes (Mw 7.4, Mw 7.3) with 170-km of surface faulting devastated a large region of Western Turkey. Different international research groups have initiated preliminary studies but field data collection and analysis are needed. The RELIEF proposal consists of mainly field investigations in the epicentre area that aims to cover different disciplines from Pale seismology, Physics of the Source and Engineering Seismology. These large earthquakes represent a unique natural laboratory and the only opportunity to test our present understanding of the earthquake process and refine our current seismic-hazard models. These models are nowadays necessary for the development and application of seismic hazard approaches. Database collection will be disseminated by means of maps and reports (websites and GIS).

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI GEOFISICA E VULCANOLOGIA
Address
Via Di Vigna Murata 605
00143 Roma
Italy

Participants (5)

BRUNEL UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Address
Kingston Lane
UB8 3PH Uxbridge
SGA STORIA GEOFISICA AMBIETE
Italy
Address
Via Bellombre, 24/2
40136 Bologna
SWISS FEDERAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY ZUERICH
Switzerland
Address
Eth Hoengerberg
8093 Zurich
TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ISTANBUL
Turkey
Address
Itu Madden Facultesi
80626 Istanbul
UNIVERSITY OF BERGEN
Norway
Address
41,Allegatan 41
5007 Bergen