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Earthquake Monitoring and Seismic Hazard Mitigation in Balkan Countries

Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Earthquake Monitoring and Seismic Hazard Mitigation in Balkan Countries, Borovetz, Bulgaria, 11-18 September 2005

Series: Nato Science Series: IV:, Vol. 81

Husebye, Eystein S. (Ed.)

2008, XVIII, 289 p. With CD-ROM.

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  • Provides a unique collection of papers detailing Balkan seismicity
  • Examines geodynamics of the South Balkan and Aegean sea regions
  • Offers new approaches to seismological network operations and data analysis
  • Details Innovative and inexpensive seismograph design and real-time earthquake monitoring
  • Covers probabilistic seismic hazard analysis and modeling of topographic responses

Interest in seismology has increased since it is now used as a principal tool for monitoring compliance with a potential Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban treaty (CTBT) banning nuclear testing in any environment. As a result, major countries have launched large-scale research programs including deployment of modern seismograph stations and arrays. This book details these developments for CTBTO (UN), IRIS (USA), MedNet (Italy), Geofon (Germany) and the tiny Karelia network, NW Russia. Station and network operations require near real time record analysis and topics dealt with here are 2-D signal detector, epicenter location and earthquake monitoring.

The Balkans are seismically the most active part of Europe due to multiple plate interactions in the Aegean. This book describes tectonic evolution and on-going geodynamic deformations. Earthquake hazard analysis and topographic site effects are discussed and likewise large earthquake hazards in the Aegean and the Marmara seas relate to practical applications of such procedures. The book gives a good account of past, present and likely future seismological developments in Balkan countries.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Earth - Environmental - Geoinformationssysteme - NATO - Science - Sciences - Seismometer - Series IV - Tsunami - earthquake - seismic - seismology

Related subjects » Earth Sciences & Geography - Geology - Geophysics & Geodesy

Table of contents 

Acknowledgement. Foreword. Listing of ARW directors, lectures and participants. I. Tectonic Framework and Geodynamics of the South Balkan Region. Patterns of Cenozoic Extensional Tectonism in the South Balkan Extensional System; B.C. Burchfiel et al.- Crustal Motion and Strain Accumulation in the South Balkan Region Inferred from GPS Measurements; V. Kotzev et al.- II: Seismicity Studies in the South Balkan Region. Recent Devasting Earthquakes in Turkey and Active Tectonics of the Aegean and Marmara Seas; T. Taymaz et al.- Estimates of Stress Drop and High Frequency Diminution Parameter from Strong Motion Data Recorded in Albania; L. Duni L, N. Kuka.- Seismicity of Croatia; S. Markušic.- Seismicity of the Pannonian Basin; L.Tóth et al.- III. Seismic Network Operations on Global, Regional and National Scales. CTBTO International Monitoring System and Global Seismicity; R. Kebeasy.- The IRIS Consortium: Community Based Facilities and Data Management for Seismology; S. Ingate.- The Mediterranean Broad Band Seismographic Network Anno 2005/06; S. Mazza et al.- Geofon and its Role in Earthquake Monitoring and Tsunami Warning; W. Hanka, J. Saul.- The Karelian Regional Seismic Network in NW Russia; T. Matveeva et al.- IV. Seismic Network Operations, Event Location and 2.D Signal Detection. Cossack Ranger II— A high Quality, Versatile and Affordable 3-C shortperiod Station; Yu. V. Fedorenko et al.- A 2-D Seismic Signal Detector for stand alone 3-Component stations; Yu.V. Fedorenko et al.- Accurate Location of Seismic Sources with and without Travel Time Model; V. Pinsky.- Earthworm Auto-Earthquake Location Performance and Recent Improvements in Seismic Data Acquisition, Processing, Archiving and Dissemination at Kandilli Observatory And Earthquake Research Institute; C. Dean et al.- V. Seismic Hazard Analysis and Assessment. Problems in Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Analysis and their Resolution; A. Kijko.- Seismicity and Seismic Hazard Assessment in Greece; T.M.Tsapanos. Are Rock Avalanches and Landslides due to large Earthquakes or local Topographic Effects? A Case Study of the Lurøy Earthquake of August 31, 1819— a 3D Finite Difference Approach; T.R.M. Kebeasy et al.-

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