Analysis of earthquake parameters to generate hazard maps by integrating AHP and GIS for Kucukcekmece region


Erden T. , Karaman H.

NATURAL HAZARDS AND EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCES, cilt.12, ss.475-483, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 12 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5194/nhess-12-475-2012
  • Dergi Adı: NATURAL HAZARDS AND EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCES
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.475-483

Özet

Definition of an earthquake includes parameters with respect to region of interest. Each of those parameters has different weights on the earthquake ground motion and effect. This study examines the weight of common parameters that have an influence on the effects of earthquakes. The Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) is used for factor weighting of each parameter and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are used for simulating the results of the AHP on a spatial environment. In this study, it is aimed to generate a hierarchical structure of the model for the simulation of an earthquake hazard map (EHM). The parameters of the EHM, which are selected by the criterion of non-correlated factors, are: topography, distance to epicenter, soil classification, liquefaction, and fault/focal mechanism. As a result of the study, weights of the parameters that affect the earthquake ground motion at the study area are determined and compared with a selected attenuation relation map.