Evolution of seismic hazard maps in Turkey

Can, T.
Ceken, U.
Tumsa, M. B. Demircioglu
Duman, T. Y.
Kadirioglu, F. T.
Kalafat, D.
Kale, O.
Kartal, R. F.
Kekovali, K.
Kilic, T.
Ozalp, S.
Poyraz, S. Altuncu
Tekin, S.
Yakut, Ahmet
Yücemen, Mehmet Semih
Zulfikar, O.
A review on the historical evolution of seismic hazard maps in Turkey is followed by summarizing the important aspects of the updated national probabilistic seismic hazard maps. Comparisons with the predecessor probabilistic seismic hazard maps as well as the implications on the national design codes conclude the paper.


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D. S. AKKAR et al., “Evolution of seismic hazard maps in Turkey,” BULLETIN OF EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING, pp. 3197–3228, 2018, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/46428.