Basics of Seismology and Seismic Hazard Assessment

Institution:
IUSS Pavia
Specialization:
ES - Engineering Seismology
Term:
Fall 2006
Teacher(s):
DARIO SLEJKO
Credits:
6
Date (from - to):
23/10/2006 – 17/11/2006
Earthquake generation: Earth structure, plate tectonics, fault rupture and elastic rebound; seismic waves and phases. Earthquake observation: seismographs and seismograms; hypocentral location; fault plane solution; magnitude and seismic moment; instrumental and historical seismicity. Elements of seismic hazard: surface fault rupture; tsunami; liquefaction; landslides; ground shaking. Earthquake strong-motion: intensity scales and isoseismal maps; accelerographs and accelerograms; strong-motion parameters; response spectra; ground-motion prediction equations; near-source effects. Seismic hazard analysis: deterministic hazard assessment; probabilistic hazard assessment; hazard mapping and zonation; site effects; response spectra as output from hazard assessment; generation of acceleration time series; selection and scaling of accelerograms; hazard-consistent earthquake scenarios.