Development of "Local Earthquake Score" (YDP) Method For Earthquake-Prone Settlements

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JOURNAL OF POLYTECHNIC-POLITEKNIK DERGISI, vol.22, no.2, pp.269-276, 2019 (ESCI) identifier


In this study, a "Local Earthquake Score" (YDP) method was developed to be applied in settlements subject to earthquake hazard in our country. The local earthquake score determines the current situation in the settlement preparation stage. In addition to the technical data such as earthquake, geology and building inventory, the parameters of the method are created by bringing together the social data such as the awareness and applications of the institutions and organizations in preparation for earthquake and the level of prevention against earthquake hazard of the community. The determined parameters are evaluated at different point intervals and the "Local Earthquake Score" is calculated. According to the results of the Local Earthquake Score, there is a "Explanatory Level Explanation" interval against the earthquake hazard of the settlement. Preparatory level explanations provide steps to take in this direction by giving an idea of where the settlement may be in the depression preparation. In the study, a comparative application example is given using the data before and after the earthquake in the town of Kaynasli which shows the operation of the method.