DETERMINISTIC SEISMIC HAZARD ASSESSMENT FOR ANKARA, TURKEY


Ozmen B., Can H.

JOURNAL OF THE FACULTY OF ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURE OF GAZI UNIVERSITY, vol.31, no.1, pp.9-18, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF THE FACULTY OF ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURE OF GAZI UNIVERSITY
  • Page Numbers: pp.9-18

Abstract

Mostly, The province of Ankara is known as a safe place in terms of seismicity and earthquake hazard. However, the earthquakes that have occurred in the recent years, and the studies have begun to show that it may not be such. Therefore, the seismicity and the seismic hazard of the region should be revised on the basis of current data and studies. The aim of this study is to determine the seismic hazard and to prepare an earthquake hazard map of Ankara by using the deterministic method. Deterministic seismic hazard analysis is applied for the province of Ankara and peak ground acceleration values at rock sites are determined by using two different the attenuation relationships and fourteen seismic source areas. In this study, peak ground acceleration values at rock sites is estimated to range from 0.1 to 0.6 g for Ankara province.