The Historical Development of Seismic Zoning Maps of Turkey


ÖZMEN B.

TURKIYE JEOLOJI BULTENI-GEOLOGICAL BULLETIN OF TURKEY, vol.55, no.1, pp.43-55, 2012 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 55 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Journal Name: TURKIYE JEOLOJI BULTENI-GEOLOGICAL BULLETIN OF TURKEY
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.43-55
  • Keywords: Dangerous earthquake regions, earthquake, official, seismic zoning maps
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

The first official seismic zoning map of Turkey is prepared in 1945. According to the map, Turkey was divided into 3 regions as: Regions of High Damage, Dangerous Earthquake Regions and Regions without Danger. Seismic Zoning Maps of Turkey have been changed many times depending on the scientific and technological developments. The aim of this study is to give information about this maps (1945, 1947, 1963, 1972 and 1996), which come into force at different dates since the introduction of the first official Earthquake Zoning Map published in 1945 and is to assist for better understanding of the development phases of these maps.