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Open source procedure for assessment of loss using global earthquake modelling software (OPAL)

Daniell, J. E. 1,2
1 Geophysikalisches Institut (GPI), Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)
2 Center for Disaster Management and Risk Reduction Technology (CEDIM), Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)


This paper provides a comparison between Earthquake Loss Estimation (ELE) software packages and their application using an “Open Source Procedure for Assessment of Loss using Global Earthquake Modelling software” (OPAL). The OPAL procedure was created to provide a framework for optimisation of a Global Earthquake Modelling process through:
1. overview of current and new components of earthquake loss assessment (vulnerability, hazard, exposure, specific cost, and technology);
2. preliminary research, acquisition, and familiarisation for available ELE software packages;
3. assessment of these software packages in order to identify the advantages and disadvantages of the ELE methods used; and
4. loss analysis for a deterministic earthquake (Mw = 7.2) for the Zeytinburnu district, Istanbul, Turkey, by applying 3 software packages (2 new and 1 existing): a modified displacement-based method based on DBELA (Displacement Based Earthquake Loss Assessment, Crowley et al., 2006), a capacity spectrum based method HAZUS (HAZards United States, FEMA, USA, 2003) and the Norwegian HAZUS-based SELENA (SEismic Loss EstimatioN using a logic tree Approach, Lindholm et al., 2007)software which was adapted for use in order to compare the different processes needed for the production of damage, economic, and social loss estimates. ... mehr

Verlagsausgabe §
DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000034893
Veröffentlicht am 27.04.2018
DOI: 10.5194/nhess-11-1885-2011
Zitationen: 24
Web of Science
Zitationen: 19
Zitationen: 24
Cover der Publikation
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Geophysikalisches Institut (GPI)
KIT-Zentrum Klima und Umwelt (ZKU)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsjahr 2011
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 1561-8633, 1684-9981
KITopen-ID: 1000034893
Erschienen in Natural hazards and earth system sciences
Verlag European Geosciences Union (EGU)
Band 11
Heft 7
Seiten 1885-1899
Nachgewiesen in Web of Science
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