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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000063928
Veröffentlicht am 13.03.2018
DOI: 10.5194/nhess-10-2697-2010
Zitationen: 14
Web of Science
Zitationen: 13

Scenario-based earthquake hazard and risk assessment for Baku (Azerbaijan)

Babayev, G.; Ismail-Zadeh, A.; Le Mouël, J.-L.

A rapid growth of population, intensive civil and industrial building, land and water instabilities (e.g. landslides, significant underground water level fluctuations), and the lack of public awareness regarding seismic hazard contribute to the increase of vulnerability of Baku (the capital city of the Republic of Azerbaijan) to earthquakes. In this study, we assess an earthquake risk in the city determined as a convolution of seismic hazard (in terms of the surface peak ground acceleration, PGA), vulnerability (due to building construction fragility, population features, the gross domestic product per capita, and landslide’s occurrence), and exposure of infrastructure and critical facilities. The earthquake risk assessment provides useful information to identify the factors influencing the risk. A deterministic seismic hazard for Baku is analysed for four earthquake scenarios: near, far, local, and extreme events. The seismic hazard models demonstrate the level of ground shaking in the city: PGA high values are predicted in the southern coastal and northeastern parts of the city and in some parts of the downtown. The PGA attains it ... mehr

Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Geophysikalisches Institut (GPI)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Jahr 2010
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 1684-9981, 1561-8633
URN: urn:nbn:de:swb:90-639284
KITopen ID: 1000063928
Erschienen in Natural hazards and earth system sciences
Band 10
Heft 12
Seiten 2697–2712
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