A new seismo-engineering ground-motion database for israel

G. Yagoda-Biran, R. Nof, R. Kamai, Y. Pashcur, S. K. Maiti

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Abstract

The seismic activity in Israel and its surrounding neighbors originates mainly from the active Dead Sea transform. The historical and archeological records suggest a recurrence interval of approx. 102 and 103 years, for earthquakes of M6 and M7, respectively. Despite the existing hazard, local advancements on this topic have been slow and incremental, partly due to objective challenges, such as the limited number of recorded significant earthquakes and a limited azimuthal coverage. Consequently, limited effort to date has been made to compile all of the available data into one standardized, open resource for the scientific and engineering communities. This paper summarizes a joint effort, aimed at standardizing the catalog and creating the first of its kind,publicly-available ground motion database for Israel. The databaseis compiled of three main branches: the event database, the ground motion recording database and the site database.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEarthquake Geotechnical Engineering for Protection and Development of Environment and Constructions
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 7th International Conference on Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering
EditorsFrancesco Silvestri, Nicola Moraci
PublisherCRC Press/Balkema
Pages5689-5696
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9780367143282
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2019
Event7th International Conference on Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering, ICEGE 2019 - Rome, Italy
Duration: 17 Jan 201920 Jan 2019

Conference

Conference7th International Conference on Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering, ICEGE 2019
Country/TerritoryItaly
CityRome
Period17/01/1920/01/19

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science (all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (all)

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