Pure and Applied Geophysics

, Volume 165, Issue 7, pp 1367–1390 | Cite as

Regional Variation of the ω - Upper Bound Magnitude of GIII Distribution in and Around Turkey: Tectonic Implications for Earthquake Hazards

  • Yusuf Bayrak
  • Serkan Öztürk
  • Hakan Çınar
  • G. Ch. Koravos
  • T. M. Tsapanos
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Abstract

Complete data set of earthquakes in Turkey and the adjacent areas has been used in order to compute the ω values in 24 seismic regions of Turkey. The parameter is obtained through Gumbel’s third asymptotic distribution of extreme values and is well known as upper bound magnitude. This is an interpretation that no earthquake magnitude greater than ω can occur in a region. The results also estimate the most probable magnitude for a time period of 100 years. The estimates of ω exceed the value of 7.00 in 20 of the 24 seismic regions. An effort is also made to find a relation between the magnitude and the length of a fault in the complicated tectonics of Turkey and the surrounding area. Earthquake hazard revealed as tables and maps are also considered for Turkey and the surrounding area.

Keywords:

ω-values Turkey Magnitude-rupture relationship earthquake hazard Gumbel’s distribution 

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© Birkhaueser 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Yusuf Bayrak
    • 1
  • Serkan Öztürk
    • 1
  • Hakan Çınar
    • 1
  • G. Ch. Koravos
    • 2
  • T. M. Tsapanos
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of GeophysicsKaradeniz Technical UniversityTrabzonTurkey
  2. 2.School of Geology, Geophysical LaboratoryAristotle University of ThessalonikiThessalonikiGreece

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